24 - 26 November 2020
CTICC, Cape Town

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Site visits

Secure your place for an exclusive Site Visit

Make the most of your experience at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa with an additional site visit on 27 November.

In addition to the conference and exhibition we organise site visits which add a third dimension to the event and allow delegates to visit projects in Cape Town. These site visits take place on Friday 27 November and are limited to 15-25 people each. Contact us to secure your place.

All site visits leave from and return to the CTICC. Individual itineraries will be sent once selection is made but please note that all these site visits are FULL DAY tours and will depart from 08:30 and return after 16:00. 

HYDROGEN & ENERGY EFFICIENCY - University of Western Cape Hydrogen Project & Silo Solar on Lourensford Wine Estate

HYDROGEN & ENERGY EFFICIENCY - University of Western Cape Hydrogen Project & Silo Solar on Lourensford Wine Estate

HYDROGEN & ENERGY EFFICIENCY SITE VISIT

Morning - University of Western Cape Hydrogen Project 

With South Africa experiencing power outages, there has been advancements within clean energy solutions to bridge the energy demand. Hydrogen fuel cell technology, for example, is noiseless, effective, and pollution-free - the only emission is water. And UWC’s HySA Systems is leading the way when it comes to hydrogen technology.  

Attending delegates will view a fleet golf carts powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology (HFCT) courtesy of UWC’s Hydrogen Systems South Africa (HySA Systems).

 

Early afternoon - Silo Solar on Lourensford Wine Estate  

After lunch on a wine farm we will proceed to the historic Lourensford vineyard in Somerset West, which was one of the first commercial farms in South Africa to invest in renewable energy. The initial project saw the installation of a 686kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the winery and the pack shed, which generates an average of 2800kWh daily, enough to run the winery and feed surplus energy to the internal grid supplying the rest of the estate. In addition to helping the historic estate manage future energy costs, the PV plant reduces carbon emissions by an estimated 987 tonnes per year.

Following the success of the initial project, the estate has added additional rooftop and ground-mounted PV plants, and installed a 95kWh Tesla Powerpack System in 2017 to test battery energy storage and microgrid operation at the site. The Tesla Powerpack System will initially be used to store excess energy produced by the rooftop PV plant on the estate’s new office, allowing the office to run almost entirely on renewable energy. At a later stage, the Tesla Powerpack will form an integral part of a microgrid test facility, which will be used to pre-configure microgrids before being implemented at remote locations.

ENERGY - Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme & Silo Solar on Lourensford wine estate

ENERGY - Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme & Silo Solar on Lourensford wine estate

ENERGY SITE VISIT 

Morning - Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme
As the only nuclear power station in Africa, delegates will be showcased with the latest pressurised water reactor (PWR) design, which boasts the largest turbine generators in the Southern Hemisphere and is the most southerly-situated nuclear power station in the world.
 

Early afternoon - Silo Solar on Lourensford Wine Estate  

After lunch on a wine farm we will proceed to the historic Lourensford vineyard in Somerset West, which was one of the first commercial farms in South Africa to invest in renewable energy. The initial project saw the installation of a 686kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the winery and the pack shed, which generates an average of 2800kWh daily, enough to run the winery and feed surplus energy to the internal grid supplying the rest of the estate. In addition to helping the historic estate manage future energy costs, the PV plant reduces carbon emissions by an estimated 987 tonnes per year.

Following the success of the initial project, the estate has added additional rooftop and ground-mounted PV plants, and installed a 95kWh Tesla Powerpack System in 2017 to test battery energy storage and microgrid operation at the site. The Tesla Powerpack System will initially be used to store excess energy produced by the rooftop PV plant on the estate’s new office, allowing the office to run almost entirely on renewable energy. At a later stage, the Tesla Powerpack will form an integral part of a microgrid test facility, which will be used to pre-configure microgrids before being implemented at remote locations.

WATER - Franschhoek Water Hub & Bellville Waste Water Plant

WATER - Franschhoek Water Hub & Bellville Waste Water Plant

WATER SITE VISIT

Morning - Franschhoek Water Hub 
The Franschhoek Water Hub is an exciting new project that will inspire a new generation of leaders in water management in the context of rapid urbanisation and limited financial resources. 
 
While there are other similar projects around the globe, it will be the first of its kind to demonstrate state-of-the-art techniques and technologies suitable for the African context. Billed to be a centre of knowledge and learning, the Franschhoek Water Hub will connect multiple elements of the urban and regional water cycle and will explore new options for the treatment of contaminated water, including the use of natural systems and bioprocesses.

Early afternoon - Bellville Waste Water Plant  
Bellville plant features the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) in South Africa and the facility’s capacity will increase by 20 Ml/d to 70 Ml/d. Attending delegates will view how the plant supply a new sludge dewatering facility, as well as upgrade the existing electrical and control systems infrastructure at the Bellville WWTW

ENERGY - Koeberg Nuclear Power Station & N1 City Waste Transformers: Waste to Energy Plant

ENERGY - Koeberg Nuclear Power Station & N1 City Waste Transformers: Waste to Energy Plant

ENERGY SITE VISIT

Morning - Koeberg Nuclear Plant
BOOKINGS FOR THIS SITE VISIT CLOSE ON MONDAY 27 APRIL AND ENTRY WILL BE BASED ON STRICT SECURITY CHECKS 

Nuclear energy currently provides approximately 11% of the world’s electricity and through Koeberg Nuclear Power Station near Cape Town it powers most of the Western Region and supplies approximately 4.4% of South Africa’s total electricity needs. 

On this exclusive 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 lunch at a wine farm. 

Early afternoon - N1 City with Waste Transformers Waste to Energy Plant 

Growthpoint Properties have embarked on an exciting partnership with a Dutch green technology provider Waste Transformers by installing an on-site, anaerobic digester at its N1 City Mall property in Cape Town, which uses organic waste to produce green electricity, hot water and fertiliser. 

Attending delegates will be showcased with how the current capacity of this Waste Transformers installation is about 6kVA per day, which provides electricity to between 10 and 11 small line shops in the mall. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ICT - Robben Island Solar installation & Dimension Data Smart City ICT Project

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ICT - Robben Island Solar installation & Dimension Data Smart City ICT Project

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ICT SITE VISIT 

Morning - Robben Island Solar installation

SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island.  The system, situated on the World Heritage Site, consists of a solar PV farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply, whilst significantly reducing the island’s fossil fuel consumption.

Robben Island has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, harbour and offices; in total, the island uses almost 2M kWh of electricity annually. Commissioned by the Department of Tourism, the solar PV project will produce almost 1M kWh of electricity annually, significantly reducing costs of buying diesel and transporting it to the island.  The island is also embarking on a drive to reduce its own electrical consumption.  

Early afternoon: Dimension Data Smart City ICT Project

In keeping up with the smart city innovation’s, Dimension data is proud to be hosting some of our industry leaders towards their exciting smart city’s energy projects in the central business district of Cape Town. 

Important Information:

  1. Detailed itineraries will be sent once selection has been made with final departure and return times per site visit 
  2. Please ensure if you book a flight out of Cape Town on Friday 27 November it is no earlier than 20:00. 
  3. All site visits include the following: 

    - Tea/coffee and pastries at registration 
    - Refreshments on the coach 
    - Light lunch with refreshments 
    - All transport to and from the CTICC 
    - Site visit information pack 
    - Expert led tours at the sites 

For more information on booking for the site visit please contact gary.meyer@clarionevents.com

FACTS AND FIGURES FROM AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA

  • 10000
    ATTENDEES
  • 82
    COUNTRIES
  • 82
    UTILITIES & MUNICIPALITIES
  • 360
    EXHIBITORS

 

 

Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • SALGA
  • NTIYISO

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting






 

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance






 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa