The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced today that Sandisiwe Ncemane, an amployee at the CDC, has been nominated as a finalist in the African Utility Week Industry Awards 2017.
The awards which form part of the African Utility Week taking place in Cape Town (CT) from 16 – 18 May 2017 under the theme: Why NOW for Africa will see scores of industry leaders descend to CT in search of ideas to gain Energy access in Africa.
Ms Sandisiwe Ncemane – CDC Business Development Manager on Energy projects (Renewable & Conventional) has been nominated in the category Outstanding Woman of the Year: Power/Water.
The Ms Ncemane’s nomination comes after the notable progress the CDC has made in the diversification of energy mix towards greater contribution of clean energy in both renewables and conventional energy.
The Outstanding Woman of the Year: Power/Water category celebrates a woman in the power/water industries for outstanding achievements and who has made a contribution to and impact on the sector, whether from a utility, public or private company.
Coega Energy Sector Approach
As a state-owned entity, the energy sector of CDC mirrors that of South Africa. Our Energy Outlook cuts across all energy and technology sources. From a CDC perspective, the organisation has an integrated approach consisting of 5 focus areas, namely: Power Generation; Manufacturing; Enablers; Centre of Excellence; and Operations & Maintenance.
Currently, operating within the IDZ is the Dedisa Peaking Power Plant, with a capacity of 342MW. Linked to manufacturing, the IDZ is home to DCD Wind Towers, which assembles wind towers linked to the various Wind REIPPP projects within the region.
Of note, CDC is involved in the IPP Gas to Power Programme, with an allocation of 1000MW. As such, the organisation is driving an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Gas to Power Plant. In the nuclear space, CDC is working closely with various entities in preparation for the New Nuclear Built Programme with a focus in nuclear localisation.
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