Upcoming Events


Past Events

SAIPPA breakfast event & AGM - 27 February 2018


The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options meeting taking place on 3rd– 5th October at The Westin Cape Town hotel, will focus on a key theme of strengthening regional co-operation in the long-term development of gas to power. Cross-border infrastructure being a core topic for discussion, will be vital to the success of the region’s gas-to-power programme.

Last year, South Africa launched its ambitious gas-to-power programme, rolling out a request for information as the government sought accelerated growth to address the current energy crisis facing the country. South Africa has over the past 12 months garnered international interest for the introduction of a standardised procurement process. The South Africa: Gas Options 2015 meeting was an enormous success, with over 300 people attending a packed-out forum. The meeting heard directly from Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the IPP Office, and presidential advisers specifically seeking to engage with the private sector on RFI to RFP.

Excitingly, the gas-to-power landscape in South Africa has moved even further forward with the recent call for expressions of interest for the appointment of strategic partners to assist state-owned companies in the development of a 600MW gas-fired power plant. This is in addition to the existing determination for the 3,126MW gas-to-power programme for which a PIM will be issued between June and August 2016.

More Information

In-depth courses have been developed for industry under the banner of The Professional Development Centre, the education and training arm of the Fossil Fuel Foundation. The programme of courses is under the directorship of well know coal analyst Xavier Prevost supported by a team of subject specialists. The courses run from 1 day to 3 days depending on the subject. The topics range from sampling and quality analysis of coal and associated hydrocarbon resources, through their exploration, production, utilisation, trade and marketing to advanced technologies in each sector to ensure high efficiency and low emissions (HELE). Alternative energy resources with the economic impacts will also be on offer.

Please click here for more information on 2016 courses.

Past Events:

SAIPPA Seminar : 20 October 2015
Liliesleaf Conference Centre, 7 George Avenue, Rivonia

SAIPPA & IPSA Group PLC announce Keynote topics for the 2015 SSA Power Summit
Hosted by Vale Media Group, the Sub Saharan Africa Oil, Gas, Power and Mining B2B events company.


SAIPPA Breakfast Event : 27 August 2015

 - Presentation on the Generation Connection Capacity Assessment of the 2022 Transmission Network (GCCA-2022) by ESKOM Grid Planning – Presented by Ronald Maris/Kevin Leask
 - Update on working relations between SAIPPA and ESKOM GAU and SBO  - Presented by Sisa Njikelana
 - The role and contribution of DBSA to the Independent Power Production Industry  - Presented by Loyiso Jiya DBSA

Online registration for this event is now closed, please feel free to register on the morning of the event at the venue.

MEMBERS BREAKFAST EVENT - 17 March 2015 - CCJ, Woodmead

SAIPPA will be hosting a breakfast event on 17 March at CCJ, Woodmead, see below for further information.


07.30 – 08.00:  Registration
08.00 – 08.30:  Breakfast
08:30 – 08:35:  Welcome by SAIPPA Chairman (Sisa Njikelana)
08:35 – 09:05:  Success Celebration
Bronkhorstpruit Biogas Project (Bio2Watt)
09:05 – 09:35:  Success Celebrations - Bronkhorstpruit Biogas Project (Bosch Projects)
09:35 – 09:45:   Q & A
09:45 – 10:15:  Challenges experienced by IPP'S in private power projects with regards to sale of electricity? (Sue Rohrs)
10:15 – 10:25:  Q & A
10:25 – 10:30:  Closure


SAIPPA Members: R150
Non-Members:       R200

Please click here to register

SAIPPA Breakfast - 28 August 2014

CCJ, Woodmead
07.00 – 09.00

Robert Futter - Project Finance for IPP Projects and Incentives - Presentation
Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) Structural Reform in SA – an overview and prognosis, presented by Sisa Njikelana - Presentation