Call for abstracts for Windaba conference

June 29th, 2015, Published in Articles: Energize


The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is planning the annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition 2015, which is scheduled to take place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on 4 and 5 November 2015. The organisers are calling for abstracts under the following sub-themes:

  • Land use and wind power: A consideration of the twin issues of municipal property tax rates and approvals for wind power on agricultural land
  • Pathways to the future: the state of our grid and the transition to a renewables-based electricity sector
  • Skills development for the wind industry: South Africa comes of age
    Looking back after four complete bidding rounds: a reconsideration of REIPPPP and how to kick on from where we are
  • Public perceptions of wind power: “how do our good news stories contribute to a fair hearing?”
  • Wind and community development: Consolidating our approach to Economic Development and keeping it relevant and up to date
  • Delivering turbines and equipment in Round three of the REIPPP programme
  • Other

All interested parties are invited to submit abstracts via email to (with cc to by 14 August 2015.

Contact Johan van den Berg, SAWEA, Tel 011 214-0660,


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