Alstom’s experience in Brazil is instructive for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) looking to break into an emerging market. Product management director, Thibault Desclee de Maredsous, talks of operations and maintenance (O&M) and more.
The South African government has managed to provide a bankable legal framework via its REIPPP initiative for wind energy projects. We assess the current status and the sustainability of this emerging market's growth prospects.
Government body, the Department of Environmental Affairs, development group SANEDI, the Council for Scientific Research and world renowned University of Stellenbosch are set to share the latest developments surrounding South African wind energy in April.
The intermittent nature of wind can wreak havoc on the grid. Wind Energy Update explores the current status in emerging wind energy market, South Africa, and how the nation’s utility Eskom is placed to ensure a stable electricity grid.
The South African renewable energy programme has been bolstered with $3billion USD of clean energy projects in the most recent round of the SA competitive bidding process. As a result the country is billed as 2014’s most exciting onshore wind market.
Eskom have revealed their views of the South African wind industry, offering exclusive insight into how they approach onshore wind and what the utility feels is needed in order to evolve this emerging market.