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Stellenbosch University has been awarded the responsibility to act as the hub of a Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies by the newly formed South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI), a division of the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The hub will be supplemented by a number of research chairs forming the spokes of a hub and spoke model.

The overall objective of this initiative is to develop and enhance national capacity in renewable and sustainable energy in support of accelerated and shared economic growth within the area of sustainable energy. This will be achieved by building the human resource capacity, create and disseminate knowledge, and lastly to stimulate innovation and enterprise in the field of renewable and sustainable energy.

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SANEDI


Chapter 4 of the National Energy Act, 2008 (No 34 of 2008) provides for the establishment of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) as a successor to the previously created South African National Energy Research Institute (Pty) Ltd (SANERI) and the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA) a division of CEF (Pty) Ltd. The establishment of SANEDI therefore comprises the incorporation of the two functioning bodies into one.

SANEDI is established as a juristic person and is listed as a Schedule 3A public entity under the Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999 as amended. SANEDI was operationalised by the State President on 18 March 2011 effective as of 1 April 2011.

The main function of SANEDI is to direct, monitor and conduct applied energy research and development, demonstration and deployment as well as to undertake specific measures to promote energy efficiency throughout the country.

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SABRE-Gen


The SABRE-Gen Wave Project investigates the potential of using Wave Energy for bulk electricity generation in South Africa.

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EUROPEAN OCEAN ENERGY ASSOCIATION


The EU-OEA unites the broad interests of the European ocean energy industry into a single, focused and independent voice. Together with its regional and industry partners, the EU-OEA and its members address issues of relevance to the industry with decision-makers including regulators, legislators, and policymakers.

The EU-OEA supports a number of initiatives in various areas of interest to the association and its members (e.g. Legislation, Funding, Regulatory, Government Relations), ensuring that members are involved in key legislation concerning ocean energy technologies, and providing EU-OEA members with a voice in important discussions in which they are stakeholders.

 
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