Energize Events Diary

 Adroit events and training courses for 2017

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Registration: Email: samanthab@adroit.co.za or http://adroittech.co.za/training-order-and-booking-form/
Contact: Samantha Brink, Adroit Technologies, Tel 011 658-8100, samanthab@adroit.co.za


12th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference

Date: 14 November – 15 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 07:00 – 17:00
Venue: Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Address: 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) is hosting the 12th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (2017SAEEC) on 14 – 15 November 2017, at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, as an event serving the energy management-, environmental-, facilities building upgrades-, energy engineering-, cogeneration-, power generation-, and efficiency improvement industries.

Registration: Email: support@saee.org.za or goo.gl/jWdvFB
Contact: Nikki Nel, Timzama Event Imagineers, Tel 018 290-5130, support@saee.org.za

The impact of infrastructure and logistics on the coal industry in southern africa

Date: 15 November – 15 November 2017
Type of event: Workshop
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Glenhove Conference Centre
Address: 52 Glenhove Rd, Melrose Estate 2196, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Infrastructure and Logistics Workshop will provide delegates with information vital to develop an understanding of the cost and operational components of the logistics necessary to efficiently and effectively deliver coal to industrial and power generation users, and for export into regional and global markets. Significant challenges face both the Mid-Tier, and the Junior Coal mining sectors in meeting the quantity, quality and delivery requirements of their markets. To equip delegates to meet these challenges, this Workshop aims to provide the following:

  • A networking platform as regards support for the logistics operations that serve the energy sector in South and Southern Africa •Information on the likely markets of the future and what infrastructure and logistics will be required to service those needs •An outline of the challenges with regard to funding facing Mid-Tier and Junior Miners, followed by forthcoming developments designed to address those issues •Information to ensure that more efficient, effective and cost-containable logistics services are provided to the coal industry in order to meet the quantity, quality and delivery requirements of those markets.

Registration: Email: events@fossilfuel.co.za or http://fossilfuel.ereg.co.za/
Contact: Maggie Blair, Fossil Fuel Foundation, Tel 083 406-5090, events@fossilfuel.co.za

Is Eskom in a financial death spiral?

Date: 20 November 2017
Type of event: Panel Discussion
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School
Address: 2 St David’s Place, Parktown, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free -of-charge

Eskom’s rising tariffs are resulting in declining sales of electricity.  To make up for the shortfall, Eskom is asking for further tariff increases, which may further lower sales. The utility is said to be in a so-called ‘death spiral’. Is this true? If so, how can Eskom get out of it? Eskom has large debts to pay, many of which have state guarantees. How much of a risk is Eskom to the fiscus and to the entire economy?

Wits Business School, in partnership with Fieldstone Africa, invites you to a panel discussion to shed light on the magnitude of this very worrying conundrum, and possible solutions.  Newly-appointed Director at the Wits Business School Energy Leadership Centre, Professor Rod Crompton, will facilitate what promises to be a lively and fascinating interaction.


  • Mr Nhlanhla Nene – Interim Director: Wits Business School (former Minister of Finance)
  • Mr Deon Joubert – Corporate Specialist (Economic Regulation: Eskom)
  • Mr Jonathan Berman – Managing Director Fieldstone Africa
  • Mr Piet van Staden – Chairperson: Energy Intensive User Group
  • Mr Thembani Bukula – CEO Powerx (Pty) Limited (former NERSA regulator)

Please join us for drinks and snacks afterwards.

Booking is essential.

Registration: http://bit.ly/2jcr3vq
Contact: Thembeka Hlatshwayo, Wits Business School, Tel 011 717-3617, thembeka.hlatshwayo@wits.ac.za

MV/HV Overhead line Inspection And Maintenance Course

Date: 22 November 2017 – 24 November 2017
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: Secolo Consulting Training Centre in Randburg
Address: 340 West Avenue,Fendale,Randburg ,Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

This course will offer more information on low voltage, medium voltage, high voltage and extra high voltage overhead lines. The course is designed to cater for a diverse audience and The structure allows for interaction and engagement on topics which might be of benefit to the study group. While the course is not structured to challenge organization specific practices and standards, the course is designed to provide an objective reference point. Course objectives: Distribution industry appreciation; Overhead lines in context; Develop a sound appreciation for line hardware, insulators, conductor, vibration dampers, etc.; Develop a comprehensive understanding in respect of line inspection; Develop a sound reference base in respect of different structures; Develop a sound reference base in respect of wood, steel and concrete poles; Understand effective overhead line related maintenance response; Importance of effective earthing and Environmental, health and safety requirements within the context of overhead line inspection and maintenance. This course will earn you 3 CPD Points towards the Comprehensive Professional Continuous Developments for Electrical Engineering CPD registered Practitioners.

Registration: Email: jason.m@secolo.co.za
Contact: Jason Mumbi, Secolo Consulting & Training Services, Tel 011 791-2490, jason.m@secolo.co.za

SA Energy Storage 2017

Date: 28 November – 30 November 2017
Type of event: Exhibition and conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Address: 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

A focussed conference and exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business and application issues associated with Energy Storage, both as a disrupting and an enabling technology. SA Energy Storage 2017 provides a platform for energy storage technologies, tools, skills, services, solutions and applications. Within the theme and sub-themes of the conference, there will be a focus on leading-edge innovative technologies, skills, solutions and applications for business leaders, managers, data analysts, engineers, scientists, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.

Registration: Email: charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za or www.energystorage.co.za
Contact: Charmaine Manicom, EE Publishers, Tel 011 543-7000, charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za

DroneCon 2018

Date: 16 May 2018 – 18 May 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:00 – 16:00
Venue: Vodaworld
Address: 7, Vodaworld, 082 Vodacom Blvd, Midrand, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The largest drone conference in Africa, serving as the perfect platform to network and learn from experienced professionals in the drone industry. Featuring up to 1000 delegates, 55 speakers, 40 exhibitors, including a national and international presence. Live drone demos, regulatory workshops, women and drones tea, and more!.

Registration: Email gisela@dronecon.co.zawww.dronecon.co.za
Contact: Gisela Kirsten, United Drone Holdings, Tel 081 443-0336, gisela@dronecon.co.za

Securex South Africa

Date: 22 May 2018 – 24 May 2018
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Gauteng
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Launched on the eve of democracy in South Africa, Securex is the only trade exhibition (with the widest range of products and services) that has been serving the SA market for 25 years. The exhibition was launched in 1993 in response to a growing need in the country for greater participation from the private sector to undertake a supporting role to the government owned police and defence forces. The exhibition has grown in stature and renown in the intervening years and is today the largest security and fire trade show of its kind on the continent.

Registration: Email leighm@specialised.comwww.securex.co.za
Contact:Leigh Miller, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565, leighm@specialised.com

Electra Mining Africa

Date: 10 September 2018 – 14 September 2018
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Expo Centre, Nasrec
Address: Cnr Rand Show and Nasrec Road, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Electra Mining Africa is Africa’s biggest mining, industrial, transport and power generation trade exhibition.

Registration: Email leighm@specialised.com, www.electramining.co.za
Contact: Leigh Miller, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565, leighm@specialised.com

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