Thursday, October 7, 2010

South Africa's Wind Power Potential

Suzlon Energy, the third leading wind turbine supplier in the world by market share, on Wednesday announced that it had set up offices in South Africa, while appointing Silas Zimu as country CEO.

Zimu was previously managing director of major utility company City Power.

Tulsi Tanti, the founder, chairman and MD of Suzlon said: "Silas Zimu is a fantastic appointment for us. With 19 years in South Africa's power sector he understands the business like nobody else in the country."

"Silas' experience is second to none and he shares with us the vision for a greener tomorrow. This announcement today underscores our belief that South Africa has huge wind potential, along with our intention to play a major role in bringing that to fruition.

"We believe that wind power can help South Africa deliver the power the country needs, along with energy security required, and create thousands of green jobs."

Zimu said: "My vision is clear. I want to see this great country of ours embracing wind for all the right reasons: closing the energy gap between what we generate currently and what we need, offering green electricity, creating many green jobs and enabling sustainability in the social, environmental and ecological spheres."

"I believe that wind has a very important place in South Africa's energy portfolio, and I am delighted to now have a strong platform with Suzlon to make that a reality," Zimu concluded.

Source: I-Net Bridge