Plenary

Plenary

Plenary: Industry forum: Main sponsors of Windaba discuss pertinent questions for the Industry: Job creation and local manufacturing: What can be unlocked in the SADC if 18 GW is built by 2030?

Chair: Lumkile Mondi, Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand (WITS)

  • Janek Winand, Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Mary Quaney, Finance Director, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Javier Pascual, Managing Director, Nordex Energy Malte Meyer, Director Business Development, Vestas Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Allan Palmer, Country Sales Manager, ENERCON
  • Advocate Sandra Coetzee, Acting Head, Independent Power Producers Office (IPP Office)
  1. Where will the lowering of prices for wind power settle internationally and locally?
  2. What progress is being made to move away from government guarantees yet achieve bankability?
  3. Will the stellar progress in off-shore wind play a role in the SADC?
  4. What trends are emerging around storage, digitilisation and increased availability factors?
  5. Representatives of two If pace allows 2 SADC countries to give a status update on their countries in terms of status, potential, regulatory framework and biggest challenges that multi-lateral collaboration can address – perhaps (Mozambique and Zambia?)
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