Sustainable Nordic renewable Energy solutions
Business Delegation to South Africa, March 30th – April 1st, 2022
Join our business delegation to South Africa in March (2022) that will showcase the great potential for synergy between Nordic green energy companies and South African decision-makers and business partners.
Nordic energy companies and suppliers have a great business potential in South Africa’s transition towards improving conditions for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within renewable energy solutions, March 30th – April 1st, 2022.
The Danish Chamber of Commerce & AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® invite Nordic companies to join our Nordic renewable energy business delegation to South Africa in March 2022. The purpose of the business delegation is to identify and meet relevant local renewable energy business partners as well as high-level officials.
- Informal breakfast meeting with officials in the renewable energy industry and the organisers at the hotel.
- Match-making events with pre-identified South African stakeholders and partners.
- Separate B2B-meetings with South African companies and state-owned utilities for individual members of the delegation.
- Networking dinner at the hotel with the Nordic and South African invited local business partners.
- Roundtable seminar with experts on sustainable renewable energy in South Africa, energy associations, local legislations and government planning.
The fee for joining the business delegation is EURO 1,750 (per person ex. VAT) (Based on participation of 20 persons).
Not included in the price is airfare, accommodation and visa. However, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® is ready to assist with a cost-efficient travel and accommodation offer.
Completed COVID-19 vaccination before the date of departure is a requirement for participation.
Opportunities and strategy Post COVID-19 in Renewable energy in South Africa
South Africa is leading the way to a green future of Africa. South Africa’s government expects 14.4GW of new wind power capacity to be installed between 2022 and 2030 under its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) — more than any other energy source in this period.
Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest economic hub, with a population of around 4.2 million in 2018 and a land area of more than 400 square kilometres. Cape Town contributed 9.8% of the national economic output in 2018 and is dominated by the service sector, with significant finance, insurance, real estate and business activities. Coal contributed 83% of South Africa’s electricity generation capacity in 2016 (latest available data), with nuclear power and natural gas representing 4% and 5% respectively and renewable energy making up the remaining 8%. The government aims to increase the renewable share in the generation mix to around 40% by 2030 through various policy instruments, as promulgated in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of 2019.
In June 2020, the government in South Africa announced a 10-year infrastructure investment plan worth ZAR2.3 trillion (US$124.7 billion), with investments planned in the housing, energy, agriculture, transport, water and sanitation and digital infrastructure sectors. This is expected to create over 1.8 million jobs over the next 10 years. In another positive development, in October 2020, the government rolled out an ambitious ZAR1.1 trillion (US$60 billion) Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, which has four priority interventions: infrastructure investments; expansion of the energy generation capacity; job creation to support livelihoods; and industrial growth.
The City of Cape Town has taken an active leadership role in renewable energy deployment, emphasising not just technology change but also the need to improve governance and institutions and to engage key players in the energy transition, from national government to business and civil society. The decoupling of electricity demand from economic growth in the Metropolitan Municipality over the last decade is attributed to energy efficiency
and renewable energy interventions in the face of soaring electricity prices and insecure electricity supply in South Africa.
Renewable energy in South Africa
South Africa has fair wind potential, especially along the coastal areas of Western and Eastern Cape. “There’s a huge boom going on in South Africa in wind and renewables,” said South African Wind Energy Association CEO Johan van den Berg. There are suitable areas for developing on- and offshore wind farms. South Africa’s annual electricity consumption is slightly less than 300 TWh. This means that – theoretically – deep-water turbines could satisfy the country’s annual electricity demand eight times over.
The Solar energy is the most readily accessible resource in South Africa. It lends itself to a number of potential uses and the country’s solar-equipment industry is developing. Most areas in South Africa average more than 2 500 hours of sunshine per year, and average solar-radiation levels range between 4.5 and 6.5kWh/m2 in one day. The southern African region, and in fact the whole of Africa, has sunshine all year round. The annual 24-hour global solar radiation average is about 220 W/m2 for South Africa, compared with about 150 W/m2 for parts of the USA, and about 100 W/m2 for Europe and the United Kingdom. This makes South Africa’s local resource one of the highest in the world.
Day 1: Wednesday, March 30th
Dialogue with government and site visits
8.30 – 9.30: Joint breakfast with officials and organisers
10.00 – 12.00: About the renewable energy industry /Volker Werth, Lawyer + Q&A
12.00 – 13.00: Networking lunch
13.00 – 14.30: Transport to site visits
14.30 – 16.00:
Track 1: Visit to one of the largest wind farms located in South Africa.
Track 2: Visit to one of the largest solar farms located in South Africa.
Track 3: Visit to state-owned electricity utility.
16.00 – 17.00: Group photo at cultural site.
17.00 – 18.00: Transport to hotel
18.00 – 20.00: Rest time at hotel
20.00 – 22.30: VIP Dinner
Day 2: Thursday, March 31st
8.30 – 9.30: Joint breakfast with renewable energy officials and organisers
9.30 – 11.30: B2B-matchmaking session 1
12.00 – 13.00: Networking lunch
13.00 – 16.00: B2B-matchmaking session 2
16.00 – 17.00: Resttime at hotel
17.30 – 22.30: Cultural evening (tba)
Day 3: Friday, April 1st
VIP guest and individual company meetings
8.30 – 9.30: Joint breakfast
9.30 – 11.00: VIP guest speaker (tba)
11.00 – 15.00: Individual programme
Track 1: Individual company meetings (upon request facilitated by AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK®)
Track 2: Cultural sightseeing (tba)
17.00: Check out / departure