Decarbonisation using Hybrid Technology - achieving High Renewable Penetrations

Date: 11th May 2022 Time: 08h30-10h00 Cost: Free of charge Hosted By: Cresco

Location: V&A Aquarium, Dock road, Victoria and Alfred, Waterfront, Cape Town

Supported By: Allen & Overy and DRA Global


Cresco (Commercial / Transaction Advisory), DRA (technical) and Allen & Overy (legal) held a breakfast focused on Battery storage – focused on opportunities, legal implications, and technical and financial constraints in this growing sector. The breakfast was well attended with participants across the energy sector – developers, OEMs, and funders.

All parties noted interest in this technology and opportunity but were concerned that recent macro-economic changes in late 2021 / early 2022 had not resulted in the economics being viable for battery storage for large megaflex users. However, loads with higher cost of energy and requiring grid stability – storage solutions were already being implemented across Africa with a number of successes and lessons learnt.

Speaker: Robert Futter
Cresco Executive Director

Topic: Decarbonisation Solutions and Hybrid opportunities

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Speaker: Wilco de Villiers
Senior Electrical Engineer, DRA

Topic: Current Hybrid technical challenges / linkages

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Speaker: Alex Felekis
Counsel, A&O

Topic: Energy procurement approaches, regulation, and opportunities

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Further information and follow-up

For follow-up business and further information please contact:

Robert Futter at
Wilco de Villiers at 
Alex Felekis at