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AltGen Recruitment has been redeploying expert energy skills in the Southern African market since 2012, from the first round of the South African governments REIPP – Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Program – that has to date rolled out around 5GW of utility scale renewables. We have since expanded into the rooftop PV, CSP, biogas, hydro and commercial wind energy sectors, and our experience and outputs have established us as a reputable recruitment and HR services provider assisting OEM’s, Project Developers, EPC’s, IPP’s, Asset and Fund Managers as well as Engineering Consultancies to place scarce skills in a tight market.

AltGen Employment Services has enabled the entry of several international players into the South African space by taking care of all in-country compliance and HR process needs including salaries, statutory payments and recruitment, labour and HR advice. AES also offers sub-contracting specific ring-fenced liability insurance to protect employees and employers as well as travel insurance as standard in our service offering.

Out of this HR orientated service offering, came several requests for information on and research into the job intensity of the RE market and the natural progression of this knowledge management has developed into AltGen Consulting focusing on the research and consulting silos of the sustainability discipline. Projects have included reviews of HIV/AIDS activity within the REIPPP and engaging with the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) on the wind turbine technician qualification in South Africa.

Prices in the South African REIPP have fallen by 75% to R 0.91/kWh between BW1 and BW4.

The price for wind has fallen by 50% to R 0.75/kWh, with the BWR4 price being on par with new coal generation.


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Its been a wonderful 4 days in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia conducting a “Careers Workshop” for the very first cohort of graduates from the Pan African University – Institute of Water and Energy Sciences. The 17 students that attended are the best and brightest in Africa,...


It has been a busy few weeks at AltGen. Firstly, SARETEC hosted the Wind Energy Technical Symposium, with excellent presentations on the state of the wind industry in South Africa, some with a more technical inclination. And then the premier annual wind energy event,...


The Pan African University (PAU) is a African Union initiative to breathe life into African higher education, to counter brain drain and improve the employability of African graduates. While the PAU is based in Addis Ababa, the PAU Institute for Energy and Water...


Nontsasa Gaga, one of the very few females training as a Wind Turbine Service Technician (WTST) in South Africa, is having her stipend sponsored by AltGen while she spends time on site for the internship as part of the course. AltGen is extremely proud to be actively...

About Us


ALTGEN exists in the nexus between projects and people and JOBS

Consulting, Recruitment and Employment Services, into Renewable Energy. As consultants we focus on the space where energy and people intersect, as recruiters we place scarce RE skills, and as Employment Services, we enable ease of operations into challenging geographies. And we like to think that we do all three with passion and integrity.

With offices in Southern and Eastern Africa, we are here to enable you. So please, do contact us for more information, an informal conversation, or at the very least to check out the views from our balconies in Cape Town or Nairobi.

AltGen Kenya has been working in East Africa for five years now, running full lifecycle recruitment for the largest wind farm in Africa, the 365 turbine Lake Turkana project, Supervisory Consulting work on the Kenyan Green mini-grid program, and assisting recent grads from the Pan African University program in Ethiopia, AltGen Kenya can deliver.