CSP industry experts gather in Johannesburg on 7-8 February 2012

The CSP industry continues to grow globally and South Africa has emerged as a market to watch. With the initial phase of the renewable energy competitive bidding process well underway, CSP companies are paying close attention to this untapped CSP territory for lucrative opportunities.

Following the qualification bid announcements due to take place by NERSA and the Department of Energy in South Africa later this year, CSP Today have launched the 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference and Exhibition taking place on 7-8 February in Johannesburg.

The leading international CSP companies will join forces with South African players to discuss how to navigate the IPP market to build a successful & productive CSP business in South Africa. The international speakers confirmed include Abengoa Solar, Acciona, Torresol Energy, Solar Reserve, ACS Cobra, Solar Millennium. They will be joined by the South African organisations shaping the country's CSP future including Eskom, Department of Energy, Industrial Development Corporation, Development Bank of South Africa.

CSP Today has partnered with the Southern African Solar Thermal & Electricity Association (SASTELA) and the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA), making the event the meeting place for CSP developers, EPCs Technology Providers, Government Officials, Investors and industrial power offtakers.

The wealth of experience and knowledge in the room will offer an opportunity to discuss the issues that underpin building a successful CSP business in South Africa. The most top topics include understanding the role and status of CSP in South Africa, achieving long term IPP success, localising the project in country, securing project finance, and evaluating the technology options based on South Africa's demand and infrastructure.

The CSP industry has a lot to offer South Africa, coupled with the South African solar policy it is an exciting time for all stakeholders. We are excited to be able to provide a platform for knowledge transfer and get people connected in the industry.' Heidi Hafes, Research & Event Director, CSP Today.

For more information, please visit:http://www.csptoday.com/southafrica/

Or contact:

Heidi Hafes

Research & Event Director
CSP Today

+44 207 375 7206

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