This week South Africa’s parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy has heard input from diverse stakeholders to its Draft Integrated Resource Plan. Our team listened with interest, noting thematic synergies for the Windaba 2018 programme.
Windaba Conference and Exhibition, Africa’s wind energy Industry platform, takes place in just under three weeks. Our programme provides wind energy professionals with contemporary insights relevant to strategic decision-making. Relevant to South Africa’s policy and regulatory framework, one discussion track in the two-day programme is: People & Planning. These sessions will feature up-to-date insights from domestic and international Energy sector policy and regulatory Thought-leaders.
Join moderator Hlengiwe Radebe as she facilitates the breakaway session: ‘Investing in communities: Renewables investment as a driver of rural economic development.’ This session is sponsored by: South African Wind Energy Project Phase 2 (SAWEP2)
Breakaway 10: Thursday, 8 November 2018 from 11:30 – 13:00
Economic Development Director -Globeleq South Africa Management Services
Hlengiwe Radebe is the Economic Development Director for Globeleq South Africa Management Services. She is responsible for the social and economic development programmes for all of the South African assets, including Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Whilst overseeing Globeleq’s development vision within the local communities of its three power-producing plants, she remains passionate about building sustainable partnerships with stakeholders.
Prior to joining Globeleq Hlengiwe worked in the mining industry, managing Mining Charter Compliance and Transformation Strategies.
WorkingGroupChair:Wind4Communities ñ SAWEAIndustrial Research
Toni Beukes qualified as an Attorney and Conveyancer in Namibia in 2004. After a year in private practice, she joined the national oil company (NAMCOR) as Legal Advisor & Company Secretary until 2010. The work prompted her to pursue an MBA in 2012, specializing in international oil and gas management. In 2013, Toni joined Nordex/Acciona Windpower as Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager to 4 Wind farms. In 2016, she started an LLM in Energy Law & Policy by distance learning, which is still underway.
Toni is Country Manager for Vestas Southern Africa and is responsible for Compliance in the South and East African region. She is also currently the Chairperson for SAWEA’s Wind4Communities Working Group and is actively improving its focus areas for industry collaboration and standards, improved sector membership and responsible ED data utilisation
WASA Project Manager – South African Wind Energy Project Phase 2 (SAWEP2)
Andre Otto started his career in the Dept of Minerals and Energy Affairs in 1993 where inter alia he worked on the development of the Darling National Demonstration Wind Farm, South Africa’s 1st Wind IPP that was commissioned in May 2008.
He was the Project Manager for the GEF-funded South African Wind Energy Programme SAWEP Phase 1 (2008 ñ 2010) and continues to manage SAWEP Phase 2 (2015 ñ 2019) and WASA 2 (2014 to 2018) at the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI).
Special Project Manager ñ Renewable Energy Companies
Veronique Isaacs heads up the Community Operations Department for the Round 1 assets, Umoya Energy: Hopefield Wind Farm & Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA) Solar Facility, managing a team of vibrant community development practitioners.
She has over 13 years’ experience working in both the Government and Private Sectors on Economic Development projects ranging from health to infrastructure projects.
Community Liaison Officer
Kouga Wind Farm
Trevor Arosi is the Community Liaison Officer at Kouga Wind Farm responsible for coordination and management of SED
Programme and Stakeholder Relations Management.
He obtained his National Business Management Diploma from Helderberg College and his Bachelor’s degree in Community Development from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Trevor has worked in Social Development for both the Private
and Public Sectors
For more programme information go to our website: www.windaba.co.za
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.