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GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy or on twitter @GErenewables
Wind-Energy ENERCON South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
ENERCON products are known for their innovative technology, outstanding reliability and excellent returns on investment, worldwide. With its tried and tested drive system, constant technological sophistication and high quality standards, the company has been setting benchmarks in the wind energy industry for more than 30 years now. Currently, the product catalogue includes turbines ranging from 800 kW to 4,200 kW. The German market leader has already installed more than 28,300 turbines worldwide with a total rated power of more than 48.0 gigawatts (03/2018). With praxis-oriented products and services in the field of integrated energy ENERCON continuously expands its business areas and strengthens its position as a system supplier for renewable energies.
With 20+ years experiences from 1998, and more than 44GM of wind turbines installed globally, Goldwind is the largest OEM of wind turbine in China and a globally leading provider of comprehensive wind power solutions.
28,500+ Units: Over 28,500 WTGs installed globally (including 24,000 PMDD units)
11.45 Billion: Over USD 11.45 billion in total asset (USD100≈RMB635)
2 IPOs: Shenzhen A-share: 002202; Hong Kong H-share: 2208
8,000+ Employees: 8,000 employees worldwide, including 2,000 R&D staff and technicians
Top3 Globally: One of the top three 2017 global wind-turbine makers (Source: FTI)
1st in China: China’s leader in wind turbine maker in 2017(Source: CWEA)
2018, the 120MW Golden Valley and 32.5MW Excelsior wind farm in RSA are going to be constructed and use 61 units GW121/2.5MW turbines
The Nordex Group
The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore segment has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 6000 employees worldwide for nearly 35 years. As one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Acciona Windpower and Nordex brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions.
The focus is on turbines in the 3 to 5MW+ class, and the Group’s comprehensive product portfolio offers individual solutions both for markets with limited space and for regions with limited grid capacities. The Nordex Group can also implement wind farms as part of different project types: from simply selling the equipment, to turnkey projects and complete wind farm development, including the associated project development in certain markets. A global service network, with some 280 service points throughout 30 countries, delivers service quickly to keep our systems running smoothly.
As the energy transition continues, electricity from renewable energy sources is gaining in importance, while the focus turns to how much it costs to generate this electricity (cost of energy: COE). The Nordex Group is meeting this challenge by developing even more efficient turbines, taking into account how energy is used across the board, and offering cost-effective project management across the entire life cycle of a wind farm. The group’s COE programme actively promotes the expansion of alternative energies worldwide.
In South Africa, the Nordex Group has more than 1,1 GW windpower contracted. With mobile concrete tower production plants, the group creates new jobs and fosters clean energy and economic development in the country. The South African office is located in Cape Town.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
With almost 40 years of experience and over 95 GW installed across the globe, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a global technological leader in the wind industry with a presence in more than 70 countries. Its end-to-end value chain expertise encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. We strive to provide the best technological offer for each project, while driving down the LCoE to ensure long-term returns for customers.
Vestas Southern Africa Ltd.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 102 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 87 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 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
Enel Green Power – EGP RSA
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Enel Green Power is the Enel Group’s global business line dedicated to the development and operation of renewables across the world, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with a managed capacity of about 43 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower, and is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable power plants.
In South Africa, EGP operates more than 520 MW of wind and solar plants, namely the 88 MW Nojoli wind farm and the 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm in the Eastern Cape province as well as the PV plants Paleisheuwel (82.5 MW, situated in the Western Cape province); Tom Burke (66 MW, in the Limpopo province); Upington (10 MW) and Adams (82.5 MW), both located in the Northern Cape province; and Pulida (82.5 MW), located in the Free State province.
EGP was recently awarded five projects in the Round 4 of South Africa’s REIPPPP program, the 140 MW Oyster Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, as well as the 140 MW Garob, the 140 MW Karusa and the 140 MW Soetwater wind plants, all in the Northern Cape province.
Creating Shared Value
Sustainability is integrated in Enel Green Power’s business model, in every country of presence, sustainability is integrated in all project phases, the goal is to apply the shared value model to power plants in operation, construction and office spaces.
South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC)
The SARETEC is a state-of-the-art wind training facility located in Cape Town, and trains for a broad range of stakeholders in the African wind industry, which includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and Independent Service Providers (ISP’s).
SARETEC offers a South African qualification for Wind Turbine Service Technicians (WTST) and as a BZEE Academy network partner can provide a suite of wind training courses from this industry recognised German Academy. Both these internationally recognised certifications are offered fulltime or in a modular short course format. SARETEC is promoting its hybrid training offerings to support Wind Turbine Service Technician training in East and North Africa.
SARETEC is a certified Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training facility and offers the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST), Basic Technical Training (BTT) Advance Rescue Training (ART) and Enhanced First Aid (EFA) training. In partnership with the Energy Climate Academy in Denmark it offers a suite of ‘balance of plant’ short course training offering.
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Mainstream Asset Management Southern Africa
Mainstream Asset Management South Africa (MAMSA) is a recognised brand that offers an exceptional and comprehensive range of solutions to manage operational assets. We provide a value-added range of services designed to meet the needs of your organisation.
Our services encompass:
- Technical Plant Operations and Maintenance
- Financial Services
- Governance and Compliance Services
- Community Development – EDSED Management
- Health & Safety Admin and Reporting
- Human Resource
Our people are hands on in all aspects of the business and always conduct their duties in an honest, ethical and efficient manner. Our core values are at the heart of all business activities with safety being paramount.
Contact: Chris Billingham
Tel: +27 21 657 4040
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Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a South African state-owned enterprise and a leading development finance institution working across the African continent. Established in 1983, its primary purpose is to promote economic and social development as well as regional integration through infrastructure investment and development.
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa
Mainstream Renewable Power is the leading independent developer in South Africa. It has won 848 MW in the government’s renewable energy independent power procurement process (REIPPP); 598 MW has been delivered into commercial operation and the remaining 250 MW is currently in construction.
Mainstream South Africa is developing a pipeline in excess of 4,000 MW according to our in-house Global Development Standard©. Our Global Development Standard is Mainstream’s project development system and underscores our commitment to ensuring outstanding quality and consistency of projects. It is benchmarked to IFC Environmental and Social Standards, Equator Principles and World Bank Group Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines.
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Back in 2010, government made the bold decision to create a legislative and practical environment in which the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy could procure power generated by private entrants to the market. Whilst recognising the necessity of investment by the private sector in new generation capacity to achieve a diversified and sustainable energy mix, the South African government also saw the importance of an opportunity for a solution which could address the socio-economic and developmental needs of the Country, at the same time ensuring inclusive growth and prosperity for all.
South Africa is blessed with an abundance of wind and solar resources and ranks as one of the top five destinations in the world. Over the past few years, the Programme successfully unlocked rapid, large-scale private sector investment in new energy generation infrastructure, which achieved an investment of approximately R202 billion. More importantly it also served as an attractive platform for foreign private investors to transfer skills to South Africans who would like to participate in renewable energy.
Not only has the Programme ensured participation of black people in mainstream economic activity, of which 33% of ownership is in the hands of the black South African partners, but it has also ensured that communities from the areas around the projects have an ownership stake in the projects (in some cases as high as 40%). In addition, the REIPP programme is leveraging infrastructure investment to transform the South African economy, stimulate growth and create jobs. It is not only changing the energy landscape in South Africa, but also contributes significantly to the lives and livelihoods of the people.
The tremendous success is testimony to how effectively Government and the private sector have partnered and focused its efforts to employ our readily available renewable resources towards true, sustainable development.
Not surprisingly, the appetite among investors and developers for the chance to bid in successive rounds opened by government grew rapidly and remains high, with the result that costs of renewable electricity delivered to the grid have become competitive. At the same time, the industry has been praised for its strict adherence to bidding policy and legal guidelines, and for working with the precautionary principle as a priority in its operations.
By the same token, government’s selection of preferred bidders has not once been challenged, indicating that the industry has much confidence in government’s application of its own rules. If one wants an example of impeccable governance working with competitive enterprise to produce a public good that will deliver well into the future – and there are few such examples worldwide – one need look no further than South Africa’s IPP programme.
Through the success of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPPP), the IPP Office has established itself as a reliable vehicle for the procurement of other technologies / sources in the energy mix as well, for example coal and gas-to-power Independent Power Producers.
South Africa Wind Energy Project (Phase 2)
SAWEP 2 Project Coordination Unit (PCU):
Andre Otto (SANEDI) | Siyabonga Zondi (DoE)
Tel: +27 11 0384 4301 |+27 12 406 7904
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Siyabonga.Zondi@energy.gov.za
The South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) is a multi-year technical assistance project that is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which is supporting the Government of South Africa in promoting the large-scale commercialization of wind energy. SAWEP has been formulated in close collaboration with the Department of Energy (DoE) (SAWEP Executing Entity/Implementing Partner) and supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office with Project Management by SANEDI.
SAWEP Phase 1 (2007 – 2010)
- “Green Power Guarantee Fund” established that enabled the City of Cape Town to enter into a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement with the Darling Wind Power Company (South Africa’s 1st Wind IPP).
- The Minister of Energy (July 2013) announcement of the WASA 1st Large Scale High Resolution Wind Resource map (250 m grid spacing) that is based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for wind resource assessment and validated with measurements of 10 wind measurement stations that were installed and operating since 2010.
- Support the establishment of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).
SAWEP Phase 2 (2015 to 2019)
Implementation of SAWEP 2 commenced in August 2016. SAWEP 2 has four focus areas: support of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (RE IPPPP); Expansion of WASA to cover the remaining Northern Cape areas not covered in WASA 1 and 2 with ongoing support of the Dept. of Environmental Affairs Strategic Environment Assessment; Support for the development of small-scale wind sector and Training and human capital development for the wind energy sector.
Windlab Developments South Africa Pty Ltd
Windlab Limited (“Windlab”) is a global renewable energy development company. It was established to commercialise world leading atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology, developed by Australia’s premier scientific research institute, the CSIRO. Windlab owns and exclusively utilises this suite of industry best practice tools to identify and efficiently develop, finance, construct and operate high quality wind farms around the world, with considerably greater certainty and substantially less risk.
This technological advantage has enabled Windlab to amass a portfolio of high quality wind farm development sites totalling 7,406 MW of potential capacity across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa. Windlab has completed the development of 1,093 MW of capacity across three continents. These projects are either currently under construction or are amongst the best operating projects in their respective markets.
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Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority
The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is one of 21 SETA’s established in terms of Section 9 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998 (as amended) and reports to the Minister of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
Our mandate is to anticipate, build and manage the skills development and training needs of the energy and water services sectors through strategic skills planning within the context of the National Skills Development Plan 2030.
The challenges facing the energy sector in South Africa and the opportunities available in the renewable energy environment require a coordinated and vigorous approach to developing the skills needed to take the energy sector forward.
An official event of the South African Wind Energy Association association with Global Wind Energy Council