Key drivers of Investment growth for an integrated energy transition.
26 days to Windaba 2018, will you be there?
Windaba 2018 places Investment at the centre of several crucial wind industry discussions relevant to achieving an integrated power transition. Achieving the transition away from Coal has become central to our industry’s national and global discourse. We are very happy to share with you some of the thought-leaders you can look forward to engaging with at Windaba this year.
Join Moderator, Sibongile Mdluli as she facilitates the Session – ‘Looking ahead: Key drivers of Investment growth for an integrated transition’
Breakaway 9: Thursday, 8 November 2018 from 11: 30 – 13:00
Senior Sales Manager
GE Renewable Energy
Sibongile Mdluli joined GE Renewable Energy in 2015. She is a Senior Sales manager and has extensive experience in the sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy industry in the development, acquisitions, and project finance of renewable energy projects. Mdluli has a background in various other industries including SOEs and United Nations Agencies (UNOPS and ILO). Apart from her day-job, her passion is supporting youth development programmes. She is currently presenting a Renewable Energy module at UNISA’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Lizeka Matshekga, is the Divisional Executive responsible for Infrastructure, Agro-processing & Agriculture and Automotive within the IDC. She brings a wealth of experience within the financial services sector, where she has spent more than half of her career within Development Finance institutions. Matshekga has a Masters in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University, Honours in Commerce from UCT and Bachelors in Commerce from UWC. She sits on many boards of IDC’s investee companies.
International Renewable Energy Agency
(IRENA)- Renewable Energy Finance
Sandra Lozo is a Programme Officer in IRENA’s Renewable Energy Finance team whose mandate is to support global efforts to scale-up renewable energy investments. She previously served as a VP at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in New York, where she helped implement structured financing trades with international asset managers. Ms. Lozo’s educational background includes graduate studies in Sustainability at Harvard, Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Master’s in Economics from McGill University.
Dr. Clinton Carter-Brown
Energy Centre: Head
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dr. Carter-Brown is the Energy Centre Manager at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), leading the energy research agenda of the CSIR. He holds a BSc (Cum Laude), MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering. Clinton is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, and a former recipient of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers Young Achievers Award and Eskom Chairman’s Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation. He is the outgoing South African representative on CIGRE Study Committee C6, Distribution systems and Distributed Generation.
Executive Director of Energy
City of Cape Town
Kadri Nassiep is the Executive Director of Energy at the City of Cape Town. He holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has 25 years’ experience in the Energy sector. Nassiep has played a leading role in coordinating energy research in the country advocating for a greater share of cleaner energy in our power mix. Nassiep has held several advisory positions, both locally and internationally, including representing South Africa at the International Energy Agency’s Committee on Energy Research and Technologies, as well as the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).
Dr. Grove Steyn
Dr. Steyn is the Managing Director of Meridian Economics. He is an infrastructure and regulatory economist with more than 25 year’s experience in the electricity, gas and liquid fuels sectors. Steyn started his career as an industrial engineer at Eskom and has worked as an energy and power sector policy researcher at UCT; at the former National Electricity Regulator (NER); at the Human Sciences Research Council; as a senior policy and economic advisor to Government and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA); as a regulatory advisor to Transnet; and as an infrastructure expert in energy sector commercial and regulatory litigation.
He holds an MSc (Eng.) in Energy Studies from the University of Cape Town, and a DPhil (Economics of Technology) from the University of Sussex. His doctoral dissertation focused on finance, technology choice and investment decision making in the power sector.
Take advantage of our Group delegate packages and/or SAWEA & GWEC member discounts. Limited stands are still available.Secure your participation today via www.windaba.co.za or contact Yolanda Adams via Yolanda@windaba.co.za or telephone +27 21 448 5226.