Environmental Strategy Training for Southern African Utilities

 

When: 2000

Where: South Africa

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • To provide assistance to Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) utilities in drafting of environmental guiding principles and how to train environmental practitioners and develop environmental impact assessment (EIA) guidelines for transmission lines, hydropower projects, and thermal generation

When: 2000

Where: South Africa

What: Developing Technical Skills

We delivered a workshop on environmental strategy training for Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) utilities on February 22, 2000 as a follow up the workshop we held in November 1997 on environmental management. This second workshop took place at the Eskom training center in Midrand, near Johannesburg.

This time around, the program focused on the drafting of environmental guiding principles, the training of environmental practitioners, and the development of specific environmental impact assessment (EIA) guidelines for transmission lines, hydropower projects, and thermal generation. It was highlighted that there is a clear need for more awareness of environmental issues at the management level of SAPP utilities and that each SAPP member company needs to develop in-house environmental capacities to better respond to the issues.

Following the workshop, the SAPP’s Environmental Sub-Committee, the entity of the organisation responsible for environmental issues, revised and approved the drafted EIA guidelines for transmission lines.

Participating members and partners

  • EDF
  • Enel
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Ontario Hydro
  • RWE
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern African Power Pool
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