South African CSP growth to take centre stage in Pretoria

All eyes are on leading project developers as the global CSP community meets in Pretoria on 4-5 February.

CSP Today South Africa 2013 is only one week away, taking place on 4-5 February at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria and over 150 of the most influential figures, innovators and hands-on experts have now confirmed to attend.

The event will bring together leading experts throughout the global CSP industry and will tackle the financial, technical and infrastructural challenges unique to South Africa, as well as examine the key lessons learned in Rounds I and II of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

The roadblocks faced during the development of current projects, including delays in closing finance during Round I, will form a critical part of the discussion with Abengoa and ACWA Power confirmed to participate. Both developers will provide exclusive updates on their projects, as well as share the critical lessons that have been learned since Round I and II bids were awarded, and the steps they have taken to streamline their project development process.

Organizers CSP Today have also confirmed this week that ACCIONA Energy, the energy division of the ACCIONA Group, is confirmed to sponsor the event. ACCIONA Energy is a world leader in the field of renewable energy with over 20 years' experience, and currently has six CSP plants in service in both Spain and the United States with a combined capacity of 314MW. In Pretoria they will share their experiences in CSP, including reducing the on-going costs to operate and maintain CSP plants.

The confirmed list of participants is now online and can be found on the event website at:

Or for more details about this event contact Jack Ahearne on the details below:

Jack Ahearne
+44 (0) 20 7375 7556

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