Industry Community

We have listed some organisations that are part of the power utilities community. 

Invest in yourself and contribute to the energy industry by becoming involved. The benefits to you will include education, access to research, advocacy and networking.

Learning Institutions

The Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre at Nelson Mandela University provide engineering based short courses in the field of renewable energy.

The Centre for New Electricity Studies (CNES) at University of Pretoria focuses on energy optimization, management and standardization through research and education (undergraduate, masters and doctorate).

The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at University of Johannesburg is a research group established to focus on competition, regulation and economic development and offers professional short training programmes.

The Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University offers professional short-courses, post-graduate programmes and research opportunities in the field of renewable energy.

The Energy Leadership Centre at Wits Business School is a education and research hub aimed at addressing the issues of energy shortages in Africa as well as the skills deficit in an industry which is of vital importance to economic growth on the continent.

The Energy Research Centre at University of Cape Town focus on research, education (masters and doctorate) , capacity building seminars and energy services of benefit to the community at large.

The Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform & Regulation (MIR) at GSB University of Cape Town focus mainly within the electricity sectors and offers professional short courses, research opportunities and professional support and policy advocacy.

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) at Cape Peninsula University of Technology is a centre for renewable energy training and education (formal training and short-courses).

The University of Johannesburg offers post-graduate programmes (honours, masters and doctorate) in Energy studies.

Associations & Institutions

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a research and development organisation that undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation. A key research and development focus is in energy.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducts research, development and demonstration projects to address challenges and technology gaps within the electricity sector.

The International Association for Energy Economics (SA Chapter) is an international non-profit organisation for business, government, academic and other professionals concerned with energy and related matters. They facilitate information flow, research and the development and education of students and energy professionals.

Southern African Alternative Energy Association represents and actively promotes renewable alternative energy solutions (all relevant technologies).

South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) promotes the renewable energy sector in South Africa by acting as an umbrella body to the industry associations representing specific renewable energy technologies, like Wind and Solar, and acts as a collective custodian and voice for the renewable energy industry in South Africa.

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) is the South African Member Committee of the World Energy Council. SANEA represents a hub for objective thought leadership on energy and related matters. Furthermore, they aim to act as a catalyst for transformation of the South African Energy Sector.