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Bringing Green Electricity to the Cape Town International Convention Centre
The City of Cape Town has taken the lead by committing to purchase green energy from Darling Wind Farm. Further steps are being taken at the CES conference to build capacity on how it can be done.
Lessons will be taken from the WSSD (Green Power for WSSD) in August which will provide a practical case study of how it can be done and the experience of Agama as facilitator will be used.
Agama, a green energy services company, in partnership with the conference organisers, City of Cape Town and Cape Town International Convention Centre will be facilitating the provision of green electricity to the conference venue for the duration of the event
Green electricity is electricity from renewable energy sources which is generated in a sustainable process. One of the mechanisms to promote renewable energy, Renewable Energy Trade Certificates, a mechanism to trade green electricity will be explored to facilitate the provision of green electricity.
The capacity for green electricity generation is 50MW for the Southern African power pool and green electricity plants under construction include:
Darling Wind Farm - 5.3 MW
Klipheuwel wind-energy demonstration - 10 MW (completed)

Kouga Wind Energy Company in Port Elizabeth - 7 MW

Benefits of green electricity include health benefits as a result of reduced local air pollutants, water-savings, positive impacts on the local environment and opportunities for small BEE investors and entrepreneurs.