A lot has changed since last year‚Äôs Windaba - primarily the fact that ground has been broken on hundreds of megawatts of wind projects, with many more in the pipeline. With just one week to go to the third edition of Windaba, the South African wind industry is gearing up for a good debate on what needs to be done so that the market can reach its full potential.
During this year‚Äôs conference, we will hear from South African Energy Minister Ben Martins, IRENA, REN 21, and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings, reflecting the critical importance of South Africa as a market for renewables. With a larger exhibition this year ‚Äì nearly double the size of last year - and a return of the popular Business-to-Business scheduling, there are many networking opportunities available to allow participants to establish new business contacts and discover an array of new technologies.¬†
Participants also have the opportunity to attend two official side events:
- On 26 September, the event will address the issue of ‚Äúthe use of off-grid wind power to facilitate sustainable energy for all in sub-Saharan Africa‚Äù ‚Äì this event is open to all delegates;
- On 27 September, a GWEC supported IRENA workshop will take place where countries of the African Clean Energy Corridor will share best practices for generation expansion planning including renewables.
GWEC members are welcome to request an invitation to the IRENA workshop from Carolyn Gill