INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Industry organisations identified by the Eurydice consortium to close the gap between theory and practice in higher education.

Central Energy Corporation (Pty) Ltd

CENEC is a dynamic zero emission energy company founded in 2014. We solve energy needs. We custom design, build, finance and manage solar and wind energy plants, green hydrogen production, energy storage solutions and artificial intelligence (AI) power management.

Our Purpose

We believe affordable clean energy and zero emissions mobility is essential for a healthy economy and society. South Africa has some of the best natural resources for solar and wind energy in the world. We are perfectly positioned to assist with the transition to a low carbon economy and help mitigate the devastating health andenvironmental effects of climate change. We create shared value through clean energy and zero emissions mobility solutions at scale.

Our Technologies & Strategic Partnerships

We partner with appropriate, best in class, technology providers to build zero emissions energy systems that fulfil the energy needs of our customers and provides them with cost management certainty and the assurance of future energy security. We journey with our customers to find the best long-term energy and power purchase solutions. Our project-based business model is focused on key power generation and management areas: solar, wind, hydrogen, energy storage and digital power management systems.

Contact Person:

Piet Cronje

Office Manager

piet@cenec.com

www.cenec.com

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Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) was established in June 2019 by the merger of the Department of Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources.

Overview

The mission of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (MRE) is to regulate and transform the sector for the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy and the promotion and regulation of minerals and mining.

The Department’s mandate is to ensure secure and sustainable provision of energy and mineral resources for socio-economic development. The strategic objective derives from the NDP, which envisages that, by 2030, South Africa will have a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability.

Reporting Entities

Contact Details:

Postal: Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007

Physical: Trevenna Campus, Building 2C, Cnr Meintjes & Francis Baard Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Tel: 012 444 3000

Fax: 012 341 2228

Web: www.dmr.gov.za
www.energy.gov.za

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CSIR

Information about the organisation

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organization established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. Its executive authority is the Minister of Science and Technology. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contribute to the improved quality of the life of South Africans.

The organization plays a key role in supporting government’s programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organization’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences. The CSIR fosters partnerships with a network of partner organizations and clients, regionally and abroad, as part of a global sphere of influence on matters of technology.

Increasing the diversity of South Africa’s energy production mix is important to mitigate climate change while enhancing supply security. The CSIR Energy Centre aims to help the country achieve an energy-secure and low-carbon national economy. The unit develops and implements renewable and alternative energy technologies with a specific focus on innovations in energy storage, system integration and renewable energy technologies, while also contributing to policy formulation and market design. It draws on its multidisciplinary skills base to develop tools to analyze industrial development scenarios from an energy perspective and advises on industrialization in the energy sector.

Contact Person:

Dr Peter Mukoma

Principal Researcher

CSIR Energy Centre

pmukoma@csir.co.za

www.csir.co.za