DFR Engineers together with our Strategic Partner, Lonjas Tecnologia, hosted a Renewable Energy Information Session with the aim to enlighten individuals in die private sector relating renewable energy topics. The information session took place during April 2015 at the DFR conference facilitiy.


The information session commenced with a presentation by Mr. Deon Roodt regarding the current energy crisis of South Africa. This presentation addressed issues including: Eskom shortfall, Eskom suspensions, motivation for Eskom crisis, credit downgrading of Eskom, the current electricity tariffs as well as the Carbon Tax and the load shedding with resulting cost implications. The aim of this presentation was to inform guests that the current energy crisis in South Africa is very real and a major problem.  

Mr. Heino van Jaarsveldt and Mr. Carlos del Prestamo then delivered a presentation with the aim to provide solutions to our current energy crisis. The presentation focused on renewable energy solutions and included technology types such as: Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Biogas, Solar PV and Biomass. The purpose of the presentation was to educate the guests on the available technologies, how the solutions can be implemented within the private sector and what the direct benefits of the renewable energy solutions will be for the client. 

The session was concluded with a question and answers session to provide guests the opportunity to ask any additional questions they might have regarding the relevant topics. DFR Engineers provided a light meal where guests were invited to do some networking and socialise. Overall guests left the Renewable Energy Information Session enlightened and with some new business connections within the renewable energy sector.