Sponsors, Partners & Exhibitors


Name Description Website


Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by asking the hard questions. We challenge accepted thinking. We analyse and seek solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities, while delivering on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric solutions and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart.

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India and China.



Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 117 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. www.vestas.com

Siemens gamesa

With more than 40 years of experience and over 114 GW installed across the globe, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a global technological leader in the wind industry. Our end-to-end value chain expertise encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance, as well as hybrid system solutions. As your trusted technology partner, we strive to provide the best product for each project, while driving down the LCoE to help you reach your profitability goals. www.siemensgamesa.com

Retis Construction

We are a specialist business in the construction and structural industry delivering complex and bespoke design, fabrication, and erection solutions in steel and aluminum. We specialize in the design, fabrication, construction and installation of measurement masts and towers and low-voltage wind power plant structures. www.retis.pl


GEO-NET provides internationally accredited site assessment services and wind potential studies for project developers, investors, and governmental bodies in the wind power sector. Our advanced CFD-model FITNAH-3D offers high accuracy even in complex terrain as well as explicit modelling of forests, bushes, settlements and further obstacles. Being developer AND user of our FITNAH-3D model enables short feedback and improvement circles, and continuous validation in round robin tests and research projects ensures highest accuracy and quality. https://geo-net.de/


  • Facilitates transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation;
  • Builds mutually beneficial regional and global relations to advance South Africa´s trade, industrial policy and economic development objectives;
  • Facilitates broad-based economic participation through targeted interventions to achieve more inclusive
  • Creates a fair regulatory environment that enables investment, trade and enterprise development in an equitable and socially responsible manner.


ENERCON wind energy converters have been known for their innovative technology, outstanding reliability and excellent returns on investment for over 30 years. With a tried-and tested drive system, groundbreaking technological developments and high quality standards, the company is constantly raising the bar in the wind energy industry. Its product catalogue currently includes wind energy converters ranging from 800 to 5,500 kilowatts. The German wind energy converter manufacturer has installed over 31,007 wind energy converters worldwide with a total power of more than 55.49 gigawatts (status 32/2021). As one of the leading producers of wind energy converters, ENERCON is always working to drive the global supply of renewable energy forward using its practice-oriented products and services. www.enercon.de/en/home/


The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40 of 2004). NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006), Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001) and Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No. 60 of 2003).

NERSA’s mandate is further derived from written government policies and regulations issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.  NERSA is expected to perform the necessary regulatory actions in anticipation of and/or in response to the changing circumstances in the energy industry.  



The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. Our primary purpose is delivering impactful development finance solutions that ignite transformative change in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent. Improving the quality of life of people in Africa is the fundamental focus of our development impact. www.dbsa.org


Founded in 1998, Goldwind is the pioneer and witness in the growth and development of wind power industry in China. Goldwind is committed to become a global leader of clean energy, energy conservation and environmental protection solutions. Goldwind’s business network covers 29 countries across six continents, with eight R&D centers worldwide that constitute the key drivers of our success and leading position in cutting-edge technology and development. We have about 9,000 employees worldwide, including nearly 3,000 research and development (R&D) and technical personnel. So far, we have delivered over 40,000 wind turbines all over the world with a global cumulative installed capacity exceeding 73GW and an operations and maintenance (O&M) service capacity exceeding 47GW, equivalent to 149.44 million tons of reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and 81.66 million cubic meters of reforestation per year. During the past 23 years, Goldwind has been dedicated to the mission of “Innovating for a Brighter Tomorrow”.  www.goldwindglobal.com

Dorper wind

Dorper Wind Farm is an Independent Power Producer under the DMRE REIPPP located between the Molteno and Sterkstroom communities in the Eastern Cape – generating 100MW of clean, renewable, energy that is fed into Eskom’s grid, since 2014. With this generation capacity, Dorper Wind Farm can service approximately 100,000 households.

At Dorper Wind Farm we are passionate about the opportunities that renewable energy unlocks for the South African people. With reliable energy generation being at the centre of sustained economic growth – we see our role as intrinsic catalysts of the socio-economic renaissance of South Africa. This also includes investing in the communities of Molteno and Sterkstroom.

Dorper Wind Farm takes a multi-pronged approach to our local economic development commitments. Dorper Wind Farm While we place emphasis on building for the future – we will continue to make efforts to contribute to the betterment of today for the communities within which we operate.



ArcVera Renewables is a leading consultancy firm providing finance-grade commercial and technical services for wind, solar, energy storage and hybrid renewable energy projects for over four decades. ArcVera delivers best-in-class services across the project lifecycle to meet the needs of landowners, project developers, investors, project owners and operators globally. We provide technically sound and accuracy-driven technical services, including prospecting and resource assessment, independent technical and financial engineering, plant optimization, operations performance, inspection and engineering, IECRE power performance testing, and repowering. We lead our clients to confident decisions and maximum advantage by delivering trustworthy insights backed by advanced technical expertise and decades of global experience. www.ArcVera.com


Obelisk is a leading supplier of high-quality services to the renewable energy sector, supporting more than 200 renewable development sites and 20+ windfarms in South Africa since 2010 with wind measurement services, the provision of HS&E services, statutory inspections, operation maintenance services, and blade and tower services. We are also a Level 4 BBBEE contributor and remain committed to local content and job creation in South Africa. www.obelisk.com


“Enel Green Power, also known as EGP, seeks out energy around the globe: in the power of wind and water, in the heat of the sun, in the depths of the earth and, above all, in people.

Founded in December 2008 as part of Enel Group, EGP has a presence in 28 countries on five continents, developing and managing activities for the generation of energy from renewable sources. It has been at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable energy plants since inception.

The group’s renewable energy production mix includes sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal. On a global scale, EGP is one of the main renewable operators with an annual production of about 82 TWh.

The potential of renewable energy presents an excellent opportunity for African countries pursuing a path of sustainable energy development. EGP is now the main private operator in the renewables sector in Africa in terms of installed MW, with a stable presence in South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco. The company currently has twelve operational projects in Africa and another three wind projects under construction on the continent.

EGP first set foot in South Africa in 2011 under the banner of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the first African programme for the development of renewable energy by way of a competitive tender system.

Over the past 10 years, the company – EGP RSA – has developed a strong presence in the local market, with more than 520 MW of wind and solar projects in operation and a further five plants in various stages of construction.”



Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa is one of the leading wind and solar developers in South Africa.  Through the Government REIPPPP, it has developed, constructed and delivered eight projects representing 850 MW into commercial operation.

Through the development of these projects, Mainstream has raised over ZAR16 billion in project financing and has invested around ZAR700m of equity funding.  Currently, Mainstream has around 3.5 GW of wind projects in late-stage development and is ready to play its part to help deliver the IRP2019 required wind allocation of 14.4 GW up to 2030.

Mainstream South Africa employs over 100 people and holds ISO45001 and ISO14001 certifications. 



Mainstream Asset Management South Africa (MAMSA), operates and maintains utility-scale renewable energy projects to ensure long-term asset integrity.  MAMSA currently operates five wind farms representing over 600 MW of assets on behalf of renewable energy generation company, Lekela Power.      
MAMSA’s objective is to maximize availability, production and revenue at an optimal cost level.  Key to achieving this, is the implementation of safety systems to ensure zero Lost Time Incidents and to operate in a respectful manner that accounts for the social and environmental impact created by the project.
MAMSA is also directly responsible for delivering economic development and social economic development initiatives to its communities.  Its project officers are based in the local community and supported by Economic Development managers using the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) methodology, they have rolled out workshops to identify the assets, strengths, and skills within the community to further grow them and empower communities. 
MAMSA ensures that all projects are managed in compliance with the applicable laws, regulations, permits, project agreements and lender and equity reporting.

Green economy media 

GreenEconomy.Media is a media company focused on policy, thought leadership, best practice, technology, and innovation in the green economy of South Africa and regionally.

We aspire to advance the green economy community by creating powerful, responsive, and measurable media platforms that deliver insight and intelligence on all sustainable matters; as well as unparalleled access to buyers and sellers of green economy-related goods and services. 


Engineering News

Engineering News is South Africa’s premier source of weekly real economy news on projects, products, policies, personalities and technoeconomic progress, covering a wide range of industries – from agroprocessing to information technology. Each week, 11 168 copies are circulated and read by 61 424 readers. The Engineering News Online website provides real-time news reportage through originated written, video and audio material. A mobile version of Engineering News Online is available at m.engineeringnews.co.za and Engineering News apps are available for iPhone and Android devices. Each week, 140 002 page impressions are generated by 41 168 visitors. www.engineeringnews.co.za

ESI Africa

Since 1996, ESI Africa has presented unique market opportunities to both buyers and sellers; facilitating sector stakeholder engagement through key event media partnerships and through our position as host publication of the Clarion Energy Series worldwide.Whether you are planning a new marketing strategy or already have an established position, ESI Africa is ready to work with you. The journal, which was established in 1996, has an extensive market footprint across Africa that will aid you in looking for qualified leads or generating brand awareness. www.esi-africa.com

BTE Renewables

BTE Renewables delivers utility-scale wind and solar projects across Africa, with a proven track record of taking projects from development, all the way into operations. Our team brings nearly two decades of experience in the power sector, having raised over USD1bn of funding and delivered over 436MW through to operations. www.bterenewables.com

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is Scotland’s trade and inward investment agency and the international arm of Scotland’s enterprise agencies. SDI offers a range of assistance to establish and grow businesses, including 1:1 support, market research and networking. This year SDI will feature 10 companies that showcase Scotland’s capabilities in wind energy; wind-to-hydrogen; technology & innovation in education; and smart supply chains. SDI will also be supported by Africa Scotland Business Network (ASBN).   

  • Wood
  • University of Strathclyde
  • European Marine Energy Centre
  • Coeus Energy
  • Safer Training
  • Riiot Digital
  • Pinnacle Business Solutions
  • NOV
  • FNVi Ltd
  • Craig International      

Windaba 2021 will be SDI’s first renewables-focused conference on the African continent reflecting the opportunity in South Africa in the energy transition market. Scottish companies are interested in gaining a better understanding of the market opportunities and meeting with potential partners. SDI is committed to supporting local content requirements and is looking to develop partnerships between our markets.   



Windhunter Africa

windhunter_africa (part of windhunter_group) is a consulting and service company with 15 years of experience in wind measurement.

Windhunter measurements are made using certified and calibrated  measuring equipment of the highest quality and reputation, recognized and widely accepted by banks and other crediting and financial institutions.

With our masts, you can be  assured of an accurate energy forecast.

Windhunter, for over a decade, has been conducting measurement campaigns all over the world. We have completed projects and taken wind measurements in over 1300 locations in Africa, Europe, South and Middle America and Asia.   

In Africa, we have installed the masts in the countries as: Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa etc.                           

The high quality of our masts, equipment and services is the result of a combination of a rich experience, gathered over many years, and the enthusiasm which accompanies all of our work.

We design and manufacture all our masts in house, with our current designs we are able to build masts up to 160 meters.


Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau is a strategic business unit of Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. We promote our destination as the premier place for meetings, incentives, conferences, events, exhibitions and trade fairs. www.wesgro.co.za/convention-bureau




Globeleq is a leading investor, developer, owner and operator of power projects in Africa. The company majority owns more than 1,500 MW of power generation in operation across 14 projects in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania. With a further 305MW being constructed in Kenya (52MWp solar) and Cote d’Ivoire (253MW), and a further 2,000MW of projects under development, Globeleq has a long-term commitment to the power sector in Africa. www.globeleq.com

Aberdare Cables

Aberdare cables is the largest cable manufacturer in the Southern Hemisphere, manufacturing cables and providing cabling solutions to large power utilities, municipalities, retail, and various industries including mining, construction, energy and agriculture.  We also supply a number of regions within the African continent.

Aberdare celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021. Since our humble beginnings in 1946, we have grown significantly through a number of mergers and acquisitions, and in 2016, we were acquired by the Shanghai stock exchange listed global manufacturer, Hengtong Group, who is a majority shareholder.

In South Africa, businesses are required to embrace transformation and local equity in their structure. Aberdare is proud to have met and exceeded the legal requirements in participating with state-owned enterprises and mining houses, and are currently a BBBEE level 1 company.



Innovo Mobile  Healthcare


Innovo Mobile Healthcare is a level 1 BBBEE company making a meaningful contribution to delivering healthcare services in an affordable and innovative way. We provide solutions for healthcare delivery through our customer specific bespoke manufactured mobile medical units. Our services include management of mobile healthcare initiatives, equipment solutions and logistics services. www.innovomobilehealth.co.za

Atlantis SEZ (ASEZ)

Situated on the West Coast of South Africa, 40kms from Cape Town, the proposed Atlantis SEZ (ASEZ) capitalises on the province’s already booming renewable energy and green technology sector. Greentech refers to green technologies that reduce or reverse the impact of people on the planet. This includes renewable energy technologies. Wind turbines, solar panels, insulation, biofuels, electric vehicles, materials recycling and green building materials are all examples of green technology. The hub has already attracted four large Greentech investors, Gestamp Renewable Industries (GRI, wind towers, investment R300m), Kaytech expansion (geotextiles, R130m).