The Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa and the European Union will be jointly hosting a renewable energy conference as a key component of a visit by a trade delegation from the European Union to the Eastern Cape. The objectives of the conference are to:
- Raise awareness of renewable energy opportunities in the Eastern Cape and establish partnerships in renewable energy between the European Union and the Eastern Cape
- Showcase and deepen existing projects and partnerships, and development cooperation
- Identify opportunities and obstacles for renewable energy in the Eastern Cape informed by European Union experience
- Establish on-going processes for supporting projects and partnerships
The conference will consist of two days of seminars and discussions and facilitated matchmaking involving current and potential stakeholders in renewable energy in the Eastern Cape. It will be addressed by the Premier of the Eastern Cape, the head of the European Trade Delegation, and the Minister of Energy.
The conference will provide delegates with insight into the current and developing regulatory and institutional arrangements pertaining to renewable energy projects and programmes in the province, the investment environment, and available and potential capacity within the province to support renewable energy. A help desk will be available to field questions on policy, regulations and institutional arrangements pertaining to the sector.
Note that it is free to attend the conference, however seating capacity is limited.
Click the link below to download the provisional programme.
Province of the Eastern Cape, South Africa