Live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on renewable energy in South Africa

On Wednesday, 22 April, Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on renewable energy with the technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown.

asidi1 The Department of Energy says 3 725 megawatts need to be generated from renewable energies to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity. (Image: Shamin Chibba)

CarterBrown large Technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown

Join Brand South Africa on Wednesday 22 April for a live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown, the technical director of the energy unit at engineering and technical services company, Aurecon.

Carter-Brown will discuss South Africa’s renewable energy programme, which aims to have an installed capacity of 3 725 megawatts (MW) by 2030.

According to the Department of Energy, South Africa has a high level of renewable energy potential and is currently targeting 10 000 gigawatts (GW). Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson  has said that 3 725 megawatts (MW) need to be generated from these sources to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity.

Tweet your questions for Carter-Brown on @Brand_SA.

• Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015

• Time: 1pm-2pm South African time

• Hashtag: #CompetitiveSA

About Dr Clinton Carter-Brown

Carter-Brown graduated from the University of Natal, cum laude, in 1995 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.

In 1996 he joined Eskom Distribution Network Planning and undertook research leading to a part time master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town. Carter-Brown completed his part time PhD in electrical engineering from UCT in 2006, which looked at the probabilistic design of electrification networks.

His ground breaking research into voltage regulation design and management led to him receiving the 2003 Eskom Chairman’s Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation, and the 2003 South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Young Achieves Award. He has also been  awarded the “2012 Specialist of the Year” title in the Eskom Technology Group.

He chaired the 2010 Electrical Supply Industry forum, which coordinated the electrical supply readiness and operational response for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

He is currently technical director in the energy unit at Aurecon. He has been seconded as head of technical within the South African Independent Power Producer (IPP) office, where he is supporting the procurement of electricity generation from the private sector.