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Cape Town

14 August 2019

Marlenique Estate

Cape Town, South Africa

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Joburg

20 August 2019

Midrand Conference Centre

Johannesburg, South Africa

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All About the Seminar

AREP (Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners) and ELPA (Earthing Lightning Protection Association) will be hosting two, 1-day seminars covering Earthing, Lightning and Surge Protection for Solar PV systems.

This Lightning Africa Seminar is aimed at informing stakeholders, system designers, contractors, consultants and other interested parties on the topic of Earthing, Lightning and Surge Protection for Solar PV Plants. An increasing number of PV plants are being damaged by surges and lightning, this seminar focuses on this problem and provides information and solutions within the industry.

Get an update on the latest standards for solar PV installations

Find out how to identify areas where the risk of surges damaging SOLAR PLANTS can be reduced

Learn about industry trends and solutions

Discover how to prolong the life and safety of a solar PV Plant

PROUDLY HOSTED BY:

Seminar Costs

The costs for the day include presentations from four industry-renowned speakers, technical marketing information and a panel discussion on skills development as well as lunch, teas and refreshments.

AREP & ELPA

ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS

The Full Programme

08:00-08:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome & Introduction
09:05 - 09:30

Keynote Presentation: Sustainable Solar PV Sector Growth

Speaker: Mr Carel Ballack, President: Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners & Owner/ Director PQRS

09:35 - 10:00 Technical Marketing
10:00 - 10:30 Tea & Refreshments
10:35 - 11:30

Designing Effective and Safe Lightning Protection Systems

Speaker: Mr Alexis Barwise

11:35 - 12:00 Technical Marketing
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00

Principles Included in Lightning Risk Analysis

Speaker: Dr Pieter H Pretorius

14:05 - 14:30 Technical Marketing
14:35 - 15:00 Tea
15:00 - 16:00

Experience in Dealing with Lightning Protection of PV Systems:

What can go wrong

Speaker: Prof Chandima Gomes

16:00 - 17:00

Panel Discussion: Installation Standards

17:00 Closure & Day ends

Meet the Speakers

Alexis Barwise

Alexis Barwise

Co-owner | Director
Lightning Protection Concepts

Alexis Barwise received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.Eng.) in both Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the North-West University in South Africa. He currently serves as an active member on both national and international standard and technical committees, such as IEC TC81, SANS 10142-1, SANS 10313.

Carel Ballack

Carel Ballack

Consultant

 

 

Carel Ballack has been involved in the Energy and Renewable Energy sector for more than 19 years with his focus most recently moving to data collection, training, report writing and various programs centered around the development of the PV and RE sector predominantly for South Africa.

Chandima Gomes

Chandima Gomes

Professor
University of the Witwatersrand

Chandima Gomes is the Professor of High Voltage Engineering, the Chair, ESKOM Electrical Power Plant Institute-HVAC and the Director, Centre of Excellence on High Voltage Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering and a researcher in high voltage engineering and lightning protection at the Universiti Putra Malaysia until October, 2018.

Pieter Pretorius

Pieter Pretorius

Principal Consultant
TERRATECH

 

Pieter H Pretorius received a B.Eng (Electrical and Electronics) degree from the Potchefstroom University in 1985, an M.Eng (Bio-Engineering) degree from the University of Pretoria in 1990 and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2000. He joined Eskom, the major utility in South Africa, in 1988 where he enjoyed career growth over a seventeen-year period to the level of Corporate Consultant.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A number of sponsorship opportunities exist for our seminar which can provide your organisation with substantial growth and brand awareness benefits. Create awareness for your company or product through social media, google Adwords and various other marketing initiatives to reach in excess of 20 000 people that have an interest in surge protection and earthing of PV plants.

Display

at event

(2 x 3m)

Promotional

Sleeve

Banner

at the event

Marketing

Brochure

Website,

Programme,

Logos on

PowerPoints and

Newsletters

Presentation

Slot

GOLD

PACKAGE

R 25 000 for 1 Event

R 40 000 for 2 Events

2 BANNERS

COPPER

PACKAGE

R 18 000 for 1 Event

R 30 000 for 2 Events

2 BANNERS

TECHNICAL

PRESENTATION

R 15 000 for 1 Event

R 25 000 for 2 Events

1 BANNER

AT STAND

R 25 000 for 1 event, R 40 000 for 2 events

This package includes:

  • 2x3m Display
  • Promotional Sleeve
  • 2 Banners at event
  • Marketing brochure
  • Website, programme, logos on powerpoints and news letters

R 18 000 for 1 event, R 30 000 for 2 events

This package includes:

  • Promotional Sleeve
  • 2 Banners at event
  • Marketing brochure
  • Website, programme, logos on powerpoints and news letters

R 15 000 for 1 event, R 25 000 for 2 events

This package includes:

  • 2x3m Display
  • Promotional Sleeve
  • 2 Banners at event
  • Marketing brochure
  • Presentation slot

CONTACT US TODAY

Linda Gould,

AREP Representative

083 708 3591 [email protected]

Jacky Dougherty,

ELPA Representative

086 135 7272 [email protected]