The recipients of the 2016 SANEA / SANEDI ENERGY AWARDS were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and banquet hosted by Brian A Statham, Chairman of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) on Friday, 16 September 2016. This gala event reflected the significance of the both the awards and the recipients. In his keynote address, Statham paid tribute to the many men and women who are striving on a daily basis to ensure that South Africa enjoys a stable and secure energy future. "SANEA's Vision of 'Energy People Working Together' is alive as we come together to congratulate these winners.”
RECORD RERE YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2016
This exciting award recognises the contribution of young upcoming researchers to renewable energy research in South Africa:
Imke Meyer was presented the 2016 RECORD RERE Young Researcher Award. Imke studied the Agulhas current as a potential source for renewable energy for her MEng which she completed cum laude whilst she was employed as a Research Engineer at Stellenbosch University Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies from 2013 to 2015. This work has also led to a publication in a peer reviewed international journal whilst completing her MEng degree. Besides her MEng studies, Imke was also involved in a number of other renewable energy projects including the development in an online GIS based tool to prospect for wind energy sites in KZN as well as making a contribution to the feasibility study of over 1 MW of Rooftop PV at the V&A Waterfront.