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Collaborative Solutions for SA’s Energy Crisis with Alwie Lester, Special Advisor on Energy

September 13, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

We are currently facing an unprecedented energy crisis in South Africa, one that demands attention and collaborative solutions. With energy being the greatest economic challenge nationally and regionally, Accelerate Cape Town will be hosting a Thought Leadership engagement with Alwie Lester, former Eskom Executive and Special Advisor on Energy to Premier Alan Winde, along with his team where we will discuss crucial topics that require urgent focus such as:

  • Regional Energy Security
  • Business Support for Demand Reduction Initiatives
  • Capacity Support for the Western Cape Energy Council
  • Business Continuity

Alwie Lester, a distinguished leader and visionary in the realm of energy sustainability, currently serves as the Special Advisor on Energy to Premier Alan Winde. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Alwie brings unparalleled expertise to the forefront of South Africa’s energy landscape.

His journey commenced as a former Eskom Executive, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s energy strategies. With an acute understanding of the intricate energy dynamics, Alwie navigated through challenges and harnessed opportunities, garnering a reputation for innovation and resilience.

Now, as the Special Advisor on Energy to Premier Alan Winde, Alwie leverages his wealth of experience to drive comprehensive energy policies, amplify public-private collaborations, and propel South Africa towards a cleaner, more secure energy landscape. His strategic vision and unwavering commitment make him a beacon of inspiration for those dedicated to shaping a brighter, energy-efficient future.

Alwie Lester’s indelible impact is felt across industries, regions, and communities, as he remains dedicated to lighting the path towards energy sustainability and economic prosperity.


September 13, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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