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Online conference: Renpower Africa Renewables & Mining
August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
As the world transitions into a Green Recovery, we invite you to join us at RENPOWER Africa: Mining and Renewables – Online Conference. This exclusive virtual event will give you insights to the mining industry’s commitment in Africa to a greener environment as well as networking opportunities to engage with key stakeholders of the mining and renewable sectors.
Scalability of renewables in mining – the idea of integrating renewable energy generation – solar, wind, biomass, thermal, hydro – in mining operations has become more evident as the costs of these technologies continue to decrease countering the climb of demand for cleaner solutions to reduce carbon emissions in this sector. The African continent is not the exception as mining activities are high across the continent.
Powering mines with renewable energy sources represent economic and environmental benefits which cannot be overseen by investors and governments. Mining activities consume about 6.2% of the total global energy and 48% of energy in South Africa, alone. Reliable and cost-effective energy continues to be a challenge for the mining sector to thrive as load shedding and unavailable power infrastructure are some of the hurdles that prevent productivity.
As a response, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are offering solutions with greater flexibility responding to the fast-evolving market. More than a dozen projects were announced or commissioned in the last year where mining companies integrate renewable energy to power their activities, putting approximately 1,500 MW for power self-generation in the pipelines.
However, one of the questions of actuality remains as the global economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and how this crisis will catalyze changes in the mining sector seeking new opportunities to improve operations and increase productivity.
The opportunity is on the rise for renewable energy technologies and off-grid solutions to tap into the mining African market.
Not just a webinar – a full event experience!
• Two days of online sessions, for 6.5+ hours;
• 25+ expert speakers to learn about opportunities for renewable energy technologies and off-grid solutions in the African mining market;
• Participate to the live Q&A and also access the on-demand recording of the event to view the presentations and panel discussions later on;
• Access our platforms to network with attendees for up to 5 weeks after the event (create your profile, schedule meetings, messaging and more);
• Connect from anywhere in the world & share business opportunities!
Who will participate: This live stream event will bring together representatives from renewable power developers, EPC contractors, engineering companies, manufacturers and other industries, mining and transport companies, legal and advisory services, banking and private equity entities as well as from governments, policy makers and international finance institutions (IFIs).