The workshop will highlight the status and potential for each segment of the battery energy storage value chain for in South Africa and the Southern Africa region, and the induced job opportunities arising.
This overview will be provided by Customized Energy Solutions (CES) and partners, the consulting group conducting the World Bank funded study on Battery Storage Value Chain in South Africa.
From the individual consultations undertaken by CES and from the outcomes of this workshop, key findings and recommendations will be provided to inform decisions for the acceleration of the South Africa battery industry and markets.
Mintek, the focal point designated by the DMRE for this study, will provide introductory remarks on the importance of linking research, policy and private sector development in battery storage and more broadly in the climate smart mining sphere.
As the work to be presented would also benefit to various public sector entities interested and involved in this theme, topics to be discussed will go beyond the pure technical aspects: economics, market strategies, regional trade enhancement and jobs/skills will be amongst the areas of discussion. Inputs from private investors and energy associations are by essence also key for this stakeholder consultation event.