Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WINDaba 2012

Book your delegate place at WINDaba 2012, 22-24 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre,  2nd annual event HOSTED BY SAWEA– The event where the industry's brightest minds meet to exchange latest knowledge, forge meaningful business relations and create connections with influential people from South Africa and around the world. WINDaba combines a comprehensive high-quality conference with a first class exhibition and incomparable networking opportunities - considered “a must attend” event for the wind energy sector and renewable promoters.
Call for Abstracts - In recognition of the SA wind industry’s rapid move from planning to execution phase, this year’s theme is “SA GW’s into action”.  
Abstracts are hereby invited in the following categories under the topics:
 Bankability of Wind Farms:
§  Resource assessment and wind measurement
§  Environmental issues
§  Agricultural land, LUPO and related issues
§  Radar and CAA approvals
§  Issues emanating from water use and water policy/legislation

Financing of Wind Energy Projects: 
§  Financial services
§  Insurance
§  Long-term finance under the IRP 2010
§  SARi (South African Renewable Energy Initiative), concessional and non-conventional financing

“Implementation” of Wind Farms: 
§  Logistics
§  Grid stability, availability and integration
§  Operation and Maintenance Processes

Policy and Regulations: 
§  IRP 2012, the wind allocation, energy affordability and energy security going forward
§  A reassessment of the legal and regulatory framework for wind power
§  Regulation and private PPA’s
§  Nuclear vs Renewables

§  Local manufacturing – towers, turbines, etc
§  Appropriate technology for SA conditions
§  Targets for local content in IPP projects

§  Combined and hybrid renewable energy systems
§  Research and Development for the wind industry
§  Strategic grid planning
§  Smart grid
§  Transmission development planning and the IPP Procurement Programme

Training & Education: 
§  Training of O&M staff
§  South African Renewable Energy Training Centre
§  Industry programmes

Transformation and Local Development: 
§  Local benefits and socio-economic development BBBEE
§  Fitting growth in the wind industry with the broader SA development agenda

Including Abstracts dealing with other relevant subjects not mentioned above.
 Closing date: 31 May 2012
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
A powerful range of marketing and sponsorship packages designed to showcase and position your company in a high profiled setting are on offer, contact to request more information.

Exhibition and advertising opportunities
A 3-day wind and renewable energy exhibition will feature alongside the conference.  This year the exhibition will host country and company pavilions.  Programme Advertising available.  For more information and to book your space, contact Cheryl Peters

For further information please contact:
Cheryl Peters
Conference & Project Manager
WINDaba Conference & Exhibition 22-24 October, 2012
T: +27 (0) 21 689 7881
F: 086 656 3459

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