The Revego Podcast Series

Ahead of the Revego Africa Energy Fund listing, we discuss the future of renewables as an investment theme, and Revego's investment case. Our panel includes experts from the industry and the Revego team, moderated by Chris Yelland, energy analyst and managing director of EE Business Intelligence.

How Africa can drive the global clean energy transition

Africa’s power and energy challenges – but abundance of renewable energy sources – also make it the continent best positioned to lead the transition to clean energy.

In this episode, the panel unpacks the concept of renewable energy – how it differs from other forms of energy, where it fits into the overall energy universe – but also discuss why renewables could be the solution for reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels as well as why Africa can drive that change.

Panellists: Abel Mjiyako, Chief Technical Officer at Revego Fund Managers and Dieter Matzner, a power and infrastructure consultant at Investec Bank

Building, owning and operating an independent power producer (IPP).
Independent power producers have a particularly relevant role to play in South Africa (and the rest of the continent), to both meet rising power demand and to do so in a way that has a minimal impact on the environment. In this episode, our panellists discuss the IPP landscape, the role they play in meeting energy demand and the specific requirements and challenges of operating an IPP. 

Panellists: Mike Meeser, chief investment officer, Revego Fund Managers; Ziyaad Sarang, chief financial officer, Revego Fund Managers and Mo Hoosen, head of power and gas, ENGIE Africa

Revego listing to give investors access to growing renewable sector.
Renewable energy is an obvious area for investors looking to get exposure to one of the most important investment themes of our times. Yet the local landscape for investing in renewables is limited at the moment. 
In this episode, the Revego team explains the investment structure of the fund and the type of investor likely to invest.
Panellists: Reyburn Hendricks, chief executive officer of Revego Africa Energy Limited and Mike Meeser, chief investment officer, Revego Fund Managers
 
Earning an attractive yield while building the the renewables sector. 
From investors looking for an attractive yield, to those looking to contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint, Revego’s upcoming listing is exciting news.

There is a lot of jargon in the market when it comes investing in the renewables sector. In this episode, we cut through the jargon and highlight the key things investors should look at when considering an investment in a yieldco such as Revego Africa Investments Energy Limited, which makes its debut on the JSE this year.

PanellistsJarrett Geldenhuys, head of South African Equity Capital Markets, Investec Bank; Marnus Terblanche, corporate finance, Investec Bank and Ziyaad Sarang, chief financial officer, Revego Fund Managers

Investec’s R1bn fund to buy up stakes in SA green power projects

The investment vehicle, set up with UK Climate Investments, wants equity in operating renewable energy projects

Investec Bank and UK Climate Investments have set up a R1bn investment vehicle to buy assets under SA’s green power programme. The vehicle, Revego Africa Energy Limited, is expected to list on the JSE by June 2019 where it hopes to raise another R1bn to invest in operating renewable energy projects. Also newly incorporated is the majority black-owned Revego Fund Managers, which will manage Revego’s investments.

R12bn Kathu Solar Park goes commercial

Commercial operations at the R12 billion Kathu Solar Park have commenced.

Located in the Northern Cape province, the 100MW Kathu solar power plant accomplished its first synchronisation to the national grid in November last year.

Constructed by SENER and ACCIONA Industrial, Kathu has an installed capacity of 100MW. It will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179 000 homes in the Northern Cape province and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years.

Aurora Wind Power starts commercial operation of the West Coast 1 wind farm

Company Announcement - The West Coast 1 project is part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme, through which South Africa intends to procure 3,625 MW of renewable energy by the end of 2016, to help curb its reliance on coal for electricity and contribute towards carbon emission reduction objectives.

West Coast 1 will allow for an offset of an estimated 5.6 million tonnes of CO2 over the 20-year duration of its Power Purchase Agreement.

ENGIE holds a 43% equity stake in the project, while Investec Bank Limited (“Investec”) holds 34.5% and KTH 20%. The remaining 2.5% has been allocated to a Community Trust, for the purpose of developing and sustaining the surrounding community. Vestas supplied the forty seven 2 MW wind turbines, and will also be charged with the long term service of the facility. The construction of West Coast 1, which started in June 2013, created more than 600 jobs, 450 of which were for surrounding communities. 

Investec, UK Climate Investments commit R1bn for renewable energy in Africa

One billion rand has been committed towards Africa’s renewable energy.

Investec Bank and UK Climate Investments are equally putting this billion rand for a renewable energy investment vehicle in the continent. This project will be managed by an incorporated majority black owned fund manager, Revego. Michael Meeser, CIO of Revego Fund Managers joins CNBC Africa for more.