TENTRANS examines the design of South Africa’s REIPPP programme and how it interacts with national industrial and local economic development.

9 October, 2019 09:00 - 9 October, 2019 11:00
WINDABA 2019, South Africa

As the largest and first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, REIPPPP offers valuable academic and policy-relevant insights for other countries across the continent and globally that are in the process of designing and adopting similar RE tendering schemes.

In particular, important insights can be obtained from studying whether and how REIPPPP has fostered broader developmental objectives.


  • 9h00 to 9h10 Official welcome
    Tobias Elling Rehfeld – Ambassador to South Africa, Royal Danish Embassy.
  • 9h10 to 9h20 Welcome and introduction of the Tentrans project and researchers
    Ivan Nygaard, Scientific Advisor, Danish Technical University
  • 9h20to 9h40 Renewable energy auction design and implementation: why the details matter
    Wikus Kruger, GSB, University of Cape Town
  • 9h40to 9h50 Building resilient stakeholder relations in REIPPPP communities:Knowledge gaps, challenges, and lessons learnt in support of a strong social license to operate
    Holle Wlokas, CST, Stellenbosch University
  • 9h50 to 10h10 Questions concerning opportunities and constraints for a successful wind energy local content programme
    Glen Robins, Research Associate, PRISM, University of Cape Town
  • 10h10to 10h30 Reflections and outlook: Towards an integrated developmental renewable energy strategy for SA
    Mark Swilling, CST, Stellenbosch University
  • 10h30 to 11h00 Questions and Answers

The workshop will be chaired by CEO of SAWEA, Ntombifuthi Ntuli.


The research in TENTRANS is organised into three work packages, which will each present their emerging research findings. The discussion will provide for opportunity to interrogate the research and make suggestions for how to guide it going forward.

The Denmark-based UNEP DTU Partnership is collaborating with Danish Technical University (DTU) Wind, the Danish Institute for International Studies, University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.

Industry partners are the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).

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