NC pivotal to green energy

“Experts call us the Mecca of renewable energy,” said Mac Jack, the MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism.

“The national minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, also referred to the Northern Cape as the solar kingdom of the world. Indeed, this province is home to sustainable private investment in renewable energy.”

The province hosts 51 of the country’s 102 independent power producers, with more than 19 projects already connected to the grid with a capacity of over 900 MW.

The Northern Cape aims to become a net exporter of green energy by 2020, and achieve an overall energy saving percentage of 24% by 2030.

The province will host this year’s Renewable Energy Conference in De Aar tomorrow (23/08) and on Friday (24/08) and Exhibition with the theme “Driving economic growth and transformation in the Northern Cape through renewable energy.’The Renewable Energy Conference will be held on the tomorrow.

, echoed this in regards to the province position in the global debate regarding the renewable energy contribution in South Africa.