About EnergyWeek South Africa
EnergyWeek South Africa is an annual meeting point taking place from 11-12 December in Cape Town to discuss the progress of energy projects in Southern Africa. Alongside the International Gas Cooperation Summit will be the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit and the Black Industrialists Energy Summit. These three meetings will collectively explore opportunities for gas and renewable energy project development and local capacity building in the region.
The Black Industrialists Energy Summit
In alignment with the Black Industrialist Programme led by the Department of Trade and Industry, the ‘Black Industrialist Energy Summit’ is hosted under the theme “Leveraging the power of diversity for long-term economic growth and sustainability”.
BIES offers a transparent environment for discussions and will address the practical steps of implementing a successful Black Industrialist Programme. It will provide insights on the direction of Black enterprise development and South Africa’s industrial sector.
What is the government strategy to achieve growth and global competitiveness of Black- owned businesses? What is expected of the Black Industrialist Programme participants? How will Africa’s industrialists create value, employment, revenue and innovation across the energy value-chain?
The Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit
In partnership with the IPP Office and the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit (SARES) will take place from 11-12 December in Cape Town. Over the next few years, Southern African countries will spend millions upgrading their renewable energy capabilities to bring electricity to larger and larger swaths of their populations.
SARES will focus on this region’s huge potential for the generation of renewable energy to boost national energy grids and vastly expand access to reliable electricity. Drawing on lessons learnt from South Africa’s successful REIPPP Programme the summit will outline renewable energy objectives for the next decade, uniting governments, DFIs and private investors in the aim of securing a sustainable energy future.