Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.33 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The Senvion systems are mainly designed in the major TechCenters in Osterrönfeld and Bangalore and manufactured at its German and Portuguese plants in Bremerhaven, Vagos and Oliveira de Frades as well as in Żory-Warszowice, Poland and Baramati, India. With approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 7,900 wind turbines around the world. The company’s operational subsidiary Senvion GmbH is based in Hamburg and represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia, Japan, India, Chile and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Building Energy is a global company operating as Global Integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, which produces electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and biomass. The company sells electricity under long-term revenue contracts that ensure sustainable value for customers, shareholders and communities. Building Energy maintains an active development program to discover new and innovative power-generation opportunities in order to increase its production base and create value for all shareholders and stakeholders.
LifeCo UnLtd Ventures is managed by an Impact Enterprise, with the sole intention of investing in growing Impact Enterprises. The Fund is designed in a manner that is tax-efficient, with the intention of delivering both financial and impact returns to investors.
Symphonia for South Africa offers the Partners for Possibility (PfP) Program: This is a leadership development and principal support process that:(1) Equips principals with the skills and knowledge to lead change and mobilise the communities around their schools. (2) Provides practical hands-on support to principals as they embark on a changejourney at their schools.(3) Shares what works and engages leaders to replicate proven interventions thatleverage all resources.The PfP programme is based on the recognition that the school is the key unit of change in the education system and on the knowledge that a ship cannot sail without a skilled captain and a strong crew. We establish partnerships between principals from under-resourced schools and business leaders. They become partners for possibility for a period of one year during which they complete a tailored leadership development program together and receive professional coaching by an experienced LearningProcess Facilitator. Participants are also grouped into a Leadership Circle that acts as a solutions incubator. PfP participants custom design a school improvement plan together that addresses the school’s specific challenges and engage their respective communities to become actively involved in the execution of this plan. The PfP solution is both an accredited leadership development programme as well as a powerful principal support process.In addition to working with the principal, the PfP project establishes a cohesive and well-functioning management team, engages teachers and parents and supports community partnership that benefits learners. The PfP program creates a strong foundation which enables other education interventions to thrive.
Red Cap is an innovative South African company that develops renewable energy businesses and projects.
We are currently focused on developing a portfolio of large-scale wind energy projects across Southern Africa – all in close partnership with the local community, environmental groups and public stakeholders.
We have a strategic, long-term view to project development. Our business model is to be involved in the entire project process, from early stage scoping through to permitting and operation of the wind farm. We cover the full range of development activities, including land acquisition, site engineering, project finance, stakeholder engagement and overseeing plant construction and operation.
We take our name from the original red Phrygian cap, which signifies freedom and the pursuit of liberty, and was customarily worn by newly freed slaves. Our name is symbolic of the deregulation of the local energy market and our aim to create a sustainable energy future for South Africa.
Siemens is a leading international integrated technology company providing technological excellence, innovation, quality and reliability through our Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructures & Cities Sectors for over 160 years.We are one of the world’s largest providers of green technologies. Products and solutions from our Environmental Portfolio already account for considerably more than one-third of our total revenue. In fiscal 2011, our roughly 360,000 employees generated revenue from continuing operations of about €74 billion and income from continuing operations of €7.0 billion.
Globeleq is an experienced operating power company, actively developing energy solutions for the emerging markets of Africa and the Americas. Globeleq develops economically sustainable businesses that support the continued development of the electric power sector in these regions and actively participate in the communities in which it operates. As part of South Africa’s Renewable Power program, Globeleq is the majority shareholder of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape as well as De Aar Solar Power and Droogfontein Solar Power located on the Northern Cape. Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of these projects and will also play a key role as the management company of these three IPP’s during operations.
EDF Renewables [South Africa], formally “InnoWind”, is a locally based fully integrated independent power producer that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates commercial renewable energy generation facilities.
Mainstream SA ‘s core business is to deliver the highest quality wind and solar plant to the market and to create long term sustainable value for South Africa. The company is actively developing over 50000 MW of wind and solar projects across South Africa. Mainstream SA was formed in 2009 when Genesis Eco-Energy, a local SA developer who has been developing projects and promoting renewable energy in SA since 2002 formed a joint venture with Mainstream Renewable Power based in Dublin. Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading global renewable energy developer with a total portfolio of 15 000 MW of wind and solar projects across 8 countries.
In December 2011, a consortium led by Mainstream SA was awarded preferred bidder status by the Dept of Energy to deliver 138 MW of wind energy and 100 MW of solar PV into commercial operation by 2014.
BioTherm Energy (Pty) Limited is one of South Africa’s leading renewable energy developers. As one of South Africa’s first independent power producer (IPP), BioTherm has embarked on delivering clean, renewable energy to South Africa with a series of wind and solar farms in the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces.
Arup is an independent, global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Globally we comprise 11,000 staff, located in more than 90 offices, working in 38 countries and have an annual turnover in excess of $1bn. In Africa, we have over 700 staff located in our South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana offices. We have provided engineering and technical advisory services associated with over 100GW of generation capacity across 20 countries.
We have extensive local and international wind energy experience across all project stages and are recognised as one of the leading consultants in the South African Renewable Energy Sector.
Arup are currently providing wind energy consultancy services in South Africa in partnership with ESB International.
ESB International (ESBi) is a leading engineering, strategy and project management consultancy that has been serving the global electricity sector for over 35 years. Owned by Ireland’s state electricity utility ESB, we have extensive experience in the turnkey development, construction and operation of wind energy facilities worldwide.
ESBI have the experience and track record in wind (20yr, 400MW constructed, 35 projects, 2000MW DD), the unique insight as an International Engineering Consultancy which is part of the Irish Energy Utility
Utility background (Programme/ Portfolio Delivery)
Asset owner and developer (BOO Build Own Operate)
Mandate to develop a market share of wind engineering services in SA supported by our SA office and Irish base (1000 staff/550 engineers)
Our combined experience and capability means we are able to provide a comprehensive and robust service to our clients at every stage of the wind project development process.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) acts as a central point ofentry into Stellenbosch University for the general field of renewable energy. One of the activities of the Centre is the The Centre for Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies which was established in 2006 and is currently funded by the Department of Science andTechnology (DST) and the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute. The hub of the Programme is in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University in collaboration with other departments and institutes within the University structure, as well as the Sustainability Institute (SI), which is based at Lynedoch outside Stellenbosch. The primary objective of the Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies is to train scientists and engineers who will have the required technical expertise to unlock the country¹s renewable energy resources by implementing appropriate technology for sustainable energy utilisation. The Centre contributes to the need to support the development of a vibrant renewable and sustainable energy (RSE) industry in South Africa through the training of engineers and scientists, providing fundamental and applied research support to industry, and identifying opportunities and priorities in renewable and sustainable energy. In so doing, the Programme also contributes to the coordination of the national postgraduate training and research efforts in RSE.