Site Visits

All site visits leave from and return to the CTICC. Delegates must arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time to register. Registration takes place at the main entrance at CTICC.

Please visit the site visit registration desk before 17:00 on Thursday 17 May to confirm your attendance and collect your delegate pack.

KOEBERG NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Depart: 08:30 | Return: 16:00



Nuclear energy currently provides approximately 11% of the world’s ele ctricity and th roughKoeberg Nuclear Power Station near Cape Town it powers most of the Western Region andsupplies approximately 4.4% of South Africa’s total electricity needs.

On this exclusi ve site visit delegates will get to see the Emergency Core Cooling System, the Turbine Hall, CRF/SEC pump house and the low level waste. This site visit will end with lunchat a wine farm.

LOURENSFORD WINE ESTATE
Depart: 08:30 | Return: 17:00

Delegates will visit the historic Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, which is also home to one of the pioneers in solar PV solutions, Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS). SPS has their Head Office and Solar PV Product Testing Facility, as well an Off-grid Tesla Battery Storage Test facility nestled away in this beautiful farm.
 
Lourensford was one of the first commercial farms in South Africa to invest in renewable energy, making it an iconic site for leading sustainable agricultural operations. The initial project saw SPS  install a 500 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the winery which generates an average of 2000 kWh daily. The initial power plant was followed with two additional projects for the farm including; the PakStoor consisting of 186 kWp and the CWP Building project which consists of 90 kWp power plant, combined all the solar power plants supply enough energy to run the winery and feed surplus electricity to the rest of the estate. In addition to helping the estate manage future energy costs, the PV plants reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 750 tonnes per year.
 
Following the success of the initial project for the wine estate, SPS in collaboration with Mettle Solar Investments has installed Product Testing Facilities which includes a 50 kWp ground mounted solar power plant and a 100 kWh commercial Tesla Powerpack battery backup system with an off-grid configuration. The Tesla Powerpack battery backup system is used to store excess energy produced by the rooftop PV plant, allowing the office to run almost entirely on renewable energy. The Tesla system forms an integral part of SPS’s microgrid and off-grid test facility, which is used to pre-configure micro-grids and off-grid systems before being implemented at remote locations.”

Second site to be confirmed.


ROBBEN ISLAND
Depart: 08:00 | Return: 16:00



In May 2017 Robben Island will moved toward a renewable energy system which will assist the island in migrating from its reliance on fossil-fuelled diesel generators, to form a pure micro grid and thereby ensuring reliable, clean power to the island. In addition tour delegates will get to visit all the historical sites around the Island culminating in a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.

Delegates will also visit the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital building which incorporates sophisticated green principles and technology to ensure on-going sustainability and also learn more about the how the hospital is powered by the Xiria E Medium Voltage Switchgear by Eaton Electric.