Windaba South Africa 27 – 29 September 2011


    Renewable energy outfits power up, this is the latest announcement – allocations for the different renewable energy technologies. The biggest allocations are those for wind 1850MW. In total, 3725MW will be generated from renewable energy technologies, which was a pleasant surprise for industry. Government now calls for project proposals.

    Come and join all your industry peers – and competitors – who will be at WINDABA 2011, the wind industry’s largest annual conference and exhibition. Windaba 2011 is where serious wind professionals convene to grow their companies, find solutions to their business challenges, and network.

    If you have not already done so, it’s time to register for the biggest event on wind energy in South Africa! Don’t miss this major event! Here is our programme outline, speakers to be announced soon!! Only a few exhibition spaces left, book your stand today.

    September 27
    13:00 – 15:00 Opening Ceremony and Keynote speechesThe environmental, economic and social importance of wind energy to South Africa
    15:00 – 15:30 Exhibition opening and VIP tour of the exhibition hall, coffee break
    16.00 – 17.30 Why a successful wind sector is a non-negotiable in South Africa’s future
    Gala Dinner at Madame Zingara
    September 28
    09:00 – 10:30 Identifying and overcoming obstacles to the roll-out of wind as per the IRP 2010
    11:00 – 12:30 Local and international industry leaders forum (Panel discussion)
    12:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-12:30 Manufacturers’ and Industry leaders’ forum (PANEL DISCUSSION)
    12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
    Break-away workshops
    14:00 – 15:30 Wind farm logistics
    14:00 – 15:30 Financing of wind farms session
    14:00 – 15:30 The truth about wind power
    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break – Sponsored by Vestas
    Break-away workshops
    16:00 – 17:30 Integration, transmission and distribution
    16:00 – 17:30 Existing and unfolding knowledge about the wind resource in South Africa
    16:00 – 17:30 Training module: Wind energy in South Africa
    18:00 – 19:30 Wine reception

    September 29
    8:30 – 10:30 Localisation of the wind sector in SA (panel discussion)
    10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
    11h30 – 12:30 Building a functional and synergetic partnership between renewable energy players in South Africa (1) Ensuring better collaboration and co-operation
    12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
    14:00 -16:00 Building a functional and synergetic partnership between renewable energy players in South Africa – Part II – scenarios for the road ahead
    16:00 – 17:30 Closing session; White paper on building a functional and synergetic partnership between all role players in renewable energy in SA, facilitated by Mark Tanton and Steve Sawyer – and closing remarks
    17:30 SAWEA AGM
    3E Nordex
    Acciona Windpower NRG Systems (Gold Sponsor)
    AfriWeather Obelisk Energy
    Alstom Recharge
    AWS Truepower RES (Gold Sponsor)
    C & G Underwriting Managers SAWEA/GWEC
    Cube Engineering SCHEUERLE, NICOALS, KAMAG
    DB Schenker Schneider Electric
    Deutsche WindGuard GmbH Siemens (Gold Sponsor)
    Emergent Energy Skylotec
    Gamesa (Platinum Sponsor) South African Renewable Green Energy
    GL Garrad Hassan Suzlon (Platinum Sponsor)
    Hailo LLC – USA Terrapower (Lunch Sponsor)
    Hempel Paints (SA) Vestas (Coffee Sponsor)
    Juwi (Silver Sponsor) Wind Power Monthly
    LM Wind Power (Silver Sponsor) Wind Prospect
    Mainstream (Gold Sponsor) Windlab (Cocktail Sponsor)
    Megajoule WKN
    New Energy