Site visits information

Thursday 30 November 2017

Fantastic site visits arranged for SA Energy Storage 2017

An informative and richly rewarding site visit day has been arranged for Thursday 30 November 2017 at no extra cost to full conference delegates.

Click here to register as a delegate to SA Energy Storage 2017
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Stream 1: Eskom Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme tour

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Stream 2: Eskom RT&D battery test facility; ABB Longmeadow Campus mini-grid; and CSIR Campus and Energy Centre tour

 

Stream 1: Eskom Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme tour

Join us on a full-day site visit to Eskom’s newly commissioned 1333 MW (4 x 333 MW) Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme in the escarpment of the Drakensberg. The Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme consists of an upper and a lower dam, each capable of holding 22-million m3 of water. The dams, 4,6 km apart, are connected by underground waterways passing through a subterranean powerhouse with four 333 MW generators. During times of peak demand, water is released from the upper dam, passing through the pump/turbines, into the lower dam. During low energy demand, the pump/turbines are used to pump the water from the lower dam, back to the upper dam. The day visit will consist of a two-hour underground site tour, with transport by bus to and from Emperors Palace to Ingula.

Please note:
Only registered delegates, presenters and exhibitor staff at SA Energy Storage 2017 can attend the site visits – no extra cost.
The bus will depart from Emperors Palace Convention Centre at 07h00 and return at 19h30.
Maximum 30 delegates, names and ID numbers are required for this visit.

Click here to register as a delegate to SA Energy Storage 2017
Click here to register to attend a site visit. Please note: you must register as a conference delegate first!
Click here to download the site visits programme and manual registration form

OR

Stream 2: Eskom RT&D battery test facility; ABB Longmeadow Campus mini-grid; and CSIR Campus and Energy Centre tour

Join us for a full-day tour to Eskom RT&D in Rosherville, followed by ABB Longmeadow Campus, and then the CSIR Campus and Energy Centre in Pretoria. Eskom RT&D develops new technologies through a robust pilot and demonstration project portfolio. The ABB microgrid installation consists of a 750 kW rooftop solar PV system with diesel generators and battery storage. The CSIR Energy Centre provides thought leadership in energy research in order to inform business decisions, investments into new technologies, and policymaking. The five research priorities of the Centre are: energy efficiency and demand forecasting; renewable energy; energy storage and system technologies; energysystem planning and operation; and energy markets and policy.

Please note:
Only registered delegates, presenters and exhibitor staff at SA Energy Storage 2017 can attend the site visits – no extra cost.
The bus will depart from Emperors Palace Convention Centre at 08h00 and return at 17h30.
Maximum 30 delegates, names and ID numbers are required for this visit.

Click here to register as a delegate to SA Energy Storage 2017
Click here to register to attend a site visit. Please note: you must register as a conference delegate first!
Click here to download the site visits programme and manual registration form