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SIGNING OF FIRST PROJECT AGREEMENTS UNDER THE 5TH BID WINDOW OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCER PROGRAMME (REIPPPP BID WINDOW 5)

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP), is pleased to announce the first three projects to sign project agreements under the 5th Bid Window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP Bid Window 5) on Thursday, 22 September 2022.

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GENERATION CONNECTION CAPACITY ASSESSMENT OF THE 2024 TRANSMISSION NETWORK (GCCA – 2024)

ABSTRACT
The launch of the renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme (REIPPPP) attracts a large number of applications from independent power producers (IPPs) for connection to the Eskom grid.
This report, details the available generation connection capacity of the 2024 transmission network with all the projects that are expected to be commissioned by then. This report details the available generation connection capacity for the entire country, and it was compiled per supply area namely; Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Pelly, Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Free State, Northern Cape,Western Cape, Hydra Cluster and Eastern Cape.

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WindAc Call for Abstract

The WindAc Africa 2021 abstracts submission is still open. You are kindly reminded that the deadline of the abstract submission, 31 March 2021, is quickly approaching.

If you haven’t managed submitting your abstract yet, please do so at your earliest convenience before the deadline to lindo@windac-africa.co.za or matshidiso@windac-africa.co.za

Reminder of Topics of Particular Interest!

The topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The Wind Resource
  • Wind turbine operation (Operation & Maintenance)
  • Grid Integration
  • Wind power and environment (Environmental Planning and Management)
  • Wind turbine technology (Embedded & Utility)
  • Wind Energy Economics & Finance
  • Energy Policy
  • Wind for Communities
  • Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer
  • Battery Storage
  • Hydrogen Economy
  • New Emerging Markets in an African Context

SPECIFICATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURE

We hereby wish to invite contributors to submit abstracts for our conference through the email to matshidiso@windac-africa.co.za and or lindo@windac-africa.co.za

We encourage case study research methods. All selected abstracts will be informed of their nomination after the closing date 31 March 2021 and will be invited to submit a full paper due by the 30 July 2021. Please note that researchers can choose to either:

1) Submit an existing manuscript with published work or 2) Submit new unpublished findings.

Should a speaker present new findings in his/her paper, he/she has the option to have his/her manuscript rigorously reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee.

The abstract should be no more than one page using the typeface and point size of respectively Verdana and 10pt and should be structured as follows:

  • Introduce the research field and the particular problem investigated briefly;
  • A statement of the objective/importance of the problem under investigation;
  • An indication of the study design and setting, key findings/contributions/results;
  • In conclusion, indicate a compelling argument with indication of implications for future or existing developments.

WindAc Africa conference proceedings will be accessible via restricted online platform housed on the WindAc website. All presentations made will be video-recorded and accessible to conference delegates shortly after the conference. Relevant information such as proceedings, presentations and video-recordings will be available online to the public, 2 (two) months after the conference. Public access is aimed at maximizing the exposure of the conference speakers and the dissemination of knowledge.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SUBMISSION

Abstract submission due date
Closing date for submission of abstracts Abstract selection/nomination date
Paper submission due date
Submissions of Presentations for the Conference WindAc Africa Conference

Open 10 November 2020 31 March 2021
31 May 2021
30 July 2021
30 September 2021
5, 6 and 7 October 2021

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any enquiries in this regard. Thanking you in advance and with appreciation.

For enquiries, further correspondence and liaison, kindly please contact:

Mr Lindo Sibiya
Email: lindo@windac-africa.co.za
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 609 0188

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