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.
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.
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.
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.
uwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd, the local subsidiary of the juwi Group, offers project development, EPC and O&M services and related solutions for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy. Our vision: 100% renewable energies. Our impetus: Work together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably. juwi is an experienced global player with a strong regional focus, and is a competent partner for sustainable energy generation. juwi globally has completed wind projects totalling approximately 770 wind turbines (approx. 1,600 MW) and has designed and constructed 1,500 solar power projects (approx. 1,400 MW).
Obelisk Energy is a service provider to the Wind Energy industry in South Africa, Ireland and the UK. In South Africa, the main service to date has been wind measurement delivered by Wind Measurement International, with involvement in over 40 different wind measurement sites in South Africa. As the industry develops in South Africa, Obelisk is developing other services for wind farms, including Wind Farm Communications, Operation and Maintenance and Wind Farm Health & Safety Services. Obelisk is a Level 2 BBBEE Contributor, and delivers its services with a 100% Local team and a high level of Local Content.
Eskom was established in South Africa in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission. In July 2002, it was converted into a public, limited liability company, wholly owned by government. Eskom is one of the top 20 utilities in the world by generation capacity (net maximum self-generated capacity: 41 194MW). Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom directly provides electricity to about 45% of all end-users in South Africa. The other 55% is resold by redistributors (including municipalities). Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to customers in the industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential sectors, and to redistributors. Eskom sells electricity directly to about 3 000 industrial customers, 1 000 mining customers, 49 000 commercial customers, 84 000 agricultural customers and more than four million residential customers (of whom the majority are pre-paid customers). Most of the sales are in South Africa, with other southern African countries accounting for a small percentage.
African Clean Energy Developments (Pty) Limited (“ACED”) is a South African registered company dedicated to the development of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The business, with dedicated staff members based in Cape Town, has been in operation for over 5 years. ACED has made significant progress in establishing a platform for the development of renewable energy assets in South Africa over the long term and its portfolio is in excess of 1,500MW of wind and solar projects.
In just over a decade, Goldwind has become a big five global wind turbine manufacturer with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Americas – and now Africa. As the leader in Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbine technology, Goldwind is a full service provider that delivers wind energy solutions with lower costs, less downtime, and better grid connectivity for proven increased efficiency.
Established in 1999, 3E is an independent consultancy service and software product company. We provide solutions to improve renewable energy system performance, optimize energy consumption and facilitate grid and market interaction. 3E guides customers towards high standard economically optimized solutions in wind energy, solar energy, sustainable building and site optimization, power infrastructure and energy markets. At the crossroads between research and the market, we pursue the latest innovations to provide leading energy intelligence and practical solutions to our customers. The company is certified ISO 9001:2008 since early 2010 and is focused on providing reliable and trusted results in all its activities. 3E has worked on projects in more than 30 countries and operates with an international team of over 100 experts from its headquarters in Brussels and offices in Toulouse, Beijing, Istanbul and Cape Town.
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
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Umoya Energy has developed the Hopefield Wind Farm which was selected as preferred bidder in Round 1 of REIPPP in December 2011. The project will consist of 37 turbines with a total capacity of 66.6MW and is located close to the town of Hopefield in the Western Cape. Umoya Energy was established by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”). AIIM is the manager and advisor of a group of niche funds designed to invest long-term institutional equity in African projects, such as airports, roads, ports, pipelines, power generation, renewable energy and communication infrastructure.
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering consultancy with over 14,000 staff. We have 4 offices in South Africa alone. Our dedicated renewables engineering team consists of a wide resource pool of expertise, covering all aspects of the development process. We are able to provide a one-stop-shop for developers. We are able to offer a one-stop-shop for developers – from pre-feasibility through to EPC and O&M contracts. We also have a locally-based environment team experienced at carrying out ESIA s for all types of renewables developments. For financiers we offer a full Lenders Engineers Service.