You're invited to connect with senior officials from Eskom, South Africa's public electricity utility, during a Business Briefing hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. You will also have the opportunity to learn about specific procurement opportunities, project plans, and timelines.
Eskom is the largest producer of electricity in Africa and one of the top seven utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and among the top nine in terms of sales. Eskom is also responsible for the integration of new renewable power generation into the national grid. In order to facilitate renewables integration, South Africa's electricity infrastructure will require significant investments in smart grid and other grid balancing/integration technologies. Eskom plans to spend more than $150 billion on electricity infrastructure over the 2010 – 2030 timeframe, including $11 billion on transmission sector reliability alone over the next ten years.
If you are interested in attending the Business Briefing, please contact Tosha Wilkes of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), which is organizing this visit on behalf of USTDA, at T-Wilkes@bciu.org .
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