Sustainable Energy Seminar

A two day event on the 14th and 15th of June 2016

Reserve your seat for 14th June 2016
Reserve your seat for 15th June 2016

Sustainable Energy Seminar (14th June) 09h00 – 12h30

Africa is the world’s most promising renewable energy investment destination. We look at success stories to date and investigate how to take things further.

Session 1: Renewing African energy: the rise and rise of clean energy solutions

  • The rise of renewable energy in Africa: the top IPP success stories from across the continent and how they are contributing to sustainable development.
  • From greenfield to green energy: an investigation into the specific challenges that African conditions pose to IPP start-up projects and how they are being successfully overcome.
  • Renewable investments: An overview of the top-performing sustainable energy investment vehicles across Africa.

Panel discussion question: Can South Africa’s prestigious REIPPP programme be exported to other countries in Africa?

Session 2: Energy efficiency: achieving sustainability by working smarter

  • Industrial energy efficiency in industry: investing in options that make financial sense.
  • Best practices in energy efficiency in the residential sector: focusing on end uses to deliver services that meet basic human needs, but in a cleaner and more efficient manner.
  • Designing more efficient commercial buildings: the latest advances in achieving optimal energy efficiency improvements.

Panel discussion question: Are government policies successfully creating the conditions to encourage energy efficiency across the economy?

Sustainable Energy Seminar (15th June) 09h00 – 12h30

Energy comes at an environmental cost – the question is what solutions to embrace without compromising on efficiency. Fortunately technology has advanced to the point that renewables are attracting significant investment funding.

Session 1: Energy solutions to mitigate climate change

  • Cutting down on coal: a road-map for Southern African industry to wean itself off fossil fuel.
  • Cutting-edge micro-grid opportunities
  • The Drakenstein municipality waste-to-energy project : a blueprint for future waste-to-energy projects in Southern Africa

Panel discussion question: Are Africa’s energy programmes sufficiently cognisant of climate change?

Session 2: Urban energy

  • What Green Bonds can tell us: a report on the financial and environmental benefits of the City of Johannesburg’s pioneering sustainable investment initiative.
  • Financing the transition to a new infrastructure paradigm in fast-growing secondary cities in South Africa: a case study of the Saldanha Bay Municipality.
  • Powering the future: the commercial opportunities presented by hybrid generation in a post-Eskom paradigm.

Panel discussion question: What kinds of urban mitigation actions have the greatest potential for reducing emissions?

Sustainable Energy Seminar 14th June – Programme

SESSION ONE

09h00 – 10h30

SESSION TWO

11h00 – 12h30

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

14h00 – 15h30

Select one parallel workshop

EVENING ACTIVITIES

17h30 – 20h30

Eco-Logic Awards

Reserve your seat for Energy 1 – 14th June

Sustainable Energy Seminar 15th June – Programme

SESSION ONE

09h00 – 10h30

SESSION TWO

11h00 – 12h30

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

14h00 – 15h30

Select one parallel workshop

EVENING ACTIVITIES

17h30 – 20h30

Reserve your seat for Energy 2 – 15th June