The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) will host the 2018 Energy Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg – from 7-9 March 2018 – to examine the current energy landscape and to define the energy future role for Local Government.
In the context of a changing energy environment, the South African Energy sector must act in due haste and diligence to define an ideal Future Local Government Utility. To be convened under the theme “Defining the Energy Future for Local Government in South Africa”, the SALGA Energy Summit 2018 will be attended by high ranking political leadership in the country; in finance, economics and energy leadership, who are responsible and obliged to examine the possible scenarios for South African Energy sector and to agree on how to handle the imminent change imposed by energy demands.
The President Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver the keynote address at the opening day of the summit on 7 March 2018. Among the high ranking guests expected at the summit will be Premier of Gauteng David Makhura, who will deliver a Premier’s welcoming address, SALGA President Parks Tau who will do the official opening and welcome address while the newly appointed Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe will talk about the energy landscape in South Africa, and new Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan, among others.
The Grand Political Debate, panel discussions, an overview of the Energy Transitions and Megatrends in the Energy Space and Future Models, are just some of the “not to miss” highlights of the summit.
The SALGA Energy Summit 2018 will focus on the following issues:
- Understanding how the energy transition manifests economically, legally, financially and institutionally for Local Government
- Pursuing a consensus of the political leadership in the energy sector to agree that change is necessary
- Examining the possible scenarios for the South African Energy sector and defining an ideal Future business model for local government
- And developing and defining a country compact for the energy sector.