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1 STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Republic of South Africa: population ~ 45,3 million map GDP 160 billion $US 2/3 electrified R&D 0,81 % GDP 1 % 2% coastline ~2800 km (wave power potential, desalination, fishing) good infrastructure 5+ % annual growth rate, target 6 %, skill shortages major capital expansion projects (electrical power generation and distribution, synthetic fuel production, railways, harbours, Soccer World Cup 2010, etc.) significantly arid country – sustainable water provision for growth? Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries

2 STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries

3 STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Energy Sector: 70 % coal based (significant reserves) - CO 2 emissions MW power generation capacity on line Eskom (includes 2 x 920 MW Framatom PWR nuclear plants in Cape Town, commissioned 1984, replacement plant options being evaluated) Policy: White Paper On Energy Policy (1998) ~ 1%+ renewable/year White Paper On Renewable Energy (2003) Energy Efficiency Strategy (2005) Policy Document (2006) commits to GWh of renewable energy consumed by 2013, e.g. bio diesel, solar water heating, solar photovoltaics, solar passive house design Diversification of supply and providers Energy R&D Strategy Draft (DME&DST) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries

4 1)Which data & products, management tools and activities are required? Satellite imagery: effect of climate change, desertification, change in agriculture, biomass utilisation patterns (unsustainable) Weather forecasting: short term weather prediction (wind peak power potential), agricultural applications Ocean currents: climate, fishing, power generation Modelling: computational resources, water resource planning Measurement of type of energy utilisation as a tool to quantify development and industrialisation STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva

5 2)What gaps might there be in the provision of these data & products? Finance Access to data Wind map generation Wave power potential STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva Cahora Basa: These images show the changes in the Zambezi riverine system

6 3)What enhanced capabilities might be offered by the new generation of i) forecasting systems and ii) forecasting modeling techniques? Weather and climate development forecasting Satelite imagery, infrared, plant recognition Water resource recognition, aquifer detection Agricultural yield prediction: food and bio fuel production STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva

7 4)How quickly might research products turn operational? If present oil prices persist and observable climatic impacts are perceived to be more significant, presently accelerated research and development activities will have an impact in the short term STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva

8 5)Ideas for demonstration projects? Wind maps for developing countries Bio fuel potential in developing countries CDM opportunities Identification/prioritisation of unsustainable to sustainable biomass utilisation STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva Northern Power Systems robust 100 kW wind Turbine for extreme condition

9 6)What activities could support task implementation? Integrate with countries policies and development plans STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY your knowledge partner New Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) Thomas Harms - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - Faculty of Engineering (Hub for the new National Programme for Postgraduate Training in Renewable and Sustainable Energy) Linda Manyuchi - Resource–Based Industries GEO Energy Workshop – August Geneva …lets be bold and creative from the rich context of the diverse depths of our cultures… [Botanical Garden – Geneva]


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