27 – 28 September – Online Training: Renewable Energy Management for Industrial Parks

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) in collaboration with National Treasury Cities Support Programme and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) invite industrial park owners, stakeholders and municipalities to online training on industrial parks renewable energy management.

The two-day training will equip participants with security, supply, installation and usage principles necessary for sourcing renewable energy. The training is aimed at individuals responsible for the implementation of energy savings measures in the production process, which should first include energy efficiency improvements and then renewable energy installations.

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important and reliable source of energy for industrial and domestic use.  It has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy imports. Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy is key to addressing the current energy crisis in South Africa.

This training is based on the eco-industrial parks (EIP) approach which is about creating resource-efficient and cost-effective industrial parks/spaces which are competitive, attractive for investment and risk resilient. The EIP approach provides economic, social and environmental benefits to industrial spaces, their companies, government agencies, and local communities.

The Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic) and the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA). The programme is funded by the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO).

More information on the GEIPP and its activities in South Africa is available from: www.industrialefficiency.co.za/eco-industrial-parks-programme.

Objectives and benefits of the training

  • Understanding basic renewable energy systems and basic principles of renewable energy supply;
  • Understanding the different renewable energy sources, including generation, consumption, and storage;
  • Understanding governance enablers and challenges, e.g. wheeling tariffs, grid availability, etc.
  • Availability of renewable energy sources in your area, e.g. solar, wind, biomass considering other factors that may influence its yield, e.g. shading, rooftop angles, etc.
  • Exploring the fundamentals of renewable energy acquisition

Who should attend:

  • Management of industrial parks and special economic zones (SEZs) in South Africa;
  • Tenant companies in industrial parks and SEZs;
  • Government authorities involved in providing electricity to industrial parks and SEZs;
  • Providers of services, utilities and infrastructures;

Event details:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
  • Day 2: Thursday, 28 September 2023
Time 09:00 – 12:00
Venue / Platform Online via GoTo. Register here to receive the training link.


For event registration queries, contact Sibo Morapela at smorapela@csir.co.za.

For technical questions about the training, please contact Henry Nuwarinda at HNuwarinda@csir.co.za, or mobile: +27 78 185 0489.