The fourth and final day of Enlit Africa is the exclusive Site Visit day, which includes a full-day tour of some of Cape Town’s energy innovation hotspots. From the unique Robben Island tour to cutting-edge generation options, our Site Visit day gives delegates insight into solutions in the Western Cape and inspire ideas to apply at home.
Friday 19th May 2023 was a full day of exploring local power plants and energy innovations, all while networking with like-minded professionals.
Our exclusive annual site visit programme is available only to Platinum delegate attendees and site visit ticket holders, providing an unforgettable experience that is both educational and engaging.
University of Western Cape Hydrogen Project
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is noiseless, effective and pollution free the only emission is water. In South Africa UWC’s HySA Systems is leading the research. Attending delegates will view a fleet golf carts powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology (HFCT) courtesy of UWC’s Hydrogen Systems South Africa (HySA Systems).
Explore cutting-edge technology and witness the future of energy production on this informative tour! You'll have the exclusive opportunity to visit a newly commissioned substation, as well as the City of Cape Town's state-of-the-art solar monitoring and smart car charging testing facility.
Bookings Closed: 3 May 2023
Robben Island has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, harbour and office. In total, the island uses almost 2M kWh of electricity annually. Commissioned by the Department of Tourism, the solar PV project, consisting of a solar PV farm created by SOLA Future Energy combined with a lithium-ion.
For generating purposes, water is released from the upper Rock view Dam to the two reversible pump turbines located 60 metres below ground level. The units can also be used to pump additional water from the Palmiet River via the Rockview Dam to the Steenbras Dam to supplement the Cape Town water supply.
Tour some of the innovative generation options available to our delegates, including a floating solar installation, biogas digester and wind farm.
Explore the South African generation landscape and enjoy the beauty of the Western Cape during this FULL DAY tour.
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