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16 January 2024

GreenCape, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, invite producers across the agricultural and farming value chain to attend the energy resilience workshops.

In light of consistent load shedding and rising electricity costs, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture seeks to create awareness for agricultural producers in the Western Cape to understand the options available to them to become more energy resilient. These in-person workshops seek to drive greater awareness with respect to energy efficiency and will provide an overview of the basics of renewable energy in the agriculture sector.

The workshops are aimed at all producers, including processors and packers in the respective districts of the Western Cape Province. The workshops will provide an overview of:

  • The impact of load shedding on the Western Cape agricultural sector
  • Energy use on farm
  • First steps: where to start when considering alternative energy supply
  • Applicable municipal by-laws
  • Solar PV
  • Backup storage
  • Energy finance options
  • Case studies

Stakeholders across the agricultural and farming value chain are invited to attend these workshops at the preferred location by clicking on the links provided below. Alternatively, please feel free to RSVP to Buhle Mrwebi at: [email protected] 

Key dates
District Date Venue Link to RSVP
Central Karoo 30 Jan 2024 EE Centre, Meiring Street, Laingsburg Click here
Garden Route 31 Jan 2024 Jumat, Outeniqua Research Farm, Old Airport Road, George Click here


Klein Karoo 1 Feb 2024 Oudtshoorn Research Farm, Old Kamanassie Road, Oudtshoorn Click here


West Coast (South) 28 Feb 2024 TBA Click here


West Coast (North) 29 Feb 2024 The Hall, Augsburg Landbougimnasium, President Brand Street, Clanwilliam Click here


Cape Winelands 1 March 2024 Auditorium at Elsenburg, Stellenbosch Click here