Author Archives: AltGen Admin

CAREERS WORKSHOP IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

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, from Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

SARETEC SYMPOSIUM, WINDABA 2017 AND A GENERAL UPDATE

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, WINDABA, was once again a great success. Perhaps more intimate this […]

ALTGEN APPOINTED TO ASSIST PAUWES GRADUATES IN ETHIOPIA

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 Sciences (PAUWES) is located at the Abou Bakr Belkaid University of Tlemcen […]

ALTGEN CONSULTING AWARDED THE UNDP/SAWEP PROJECT

AltGen Consulting is extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded an opportunity enabling us to further build on work we have done within the Wind Industry. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has tasked AltGen to look into the status of Wind Energy Training, Education, Skills and Capacity Development in South Africa. This […]

A VISIT TO NUWATER’S FACILITY IN MUIZENBERG

Recently two of the AltGen team, JP & Tim, were treated to a tour of NuWater’s facility in Muizenberg, Cape Town. James Morisse, African New Business Development Executive, graciously walked them through NuWater’s operations which started with a look at the R&D lab before moving over to the assembly warehouse. It became abundantly clear throughout […]

ALTGEN AND AFRICA ENERGY FORUM 2017: THERE HAS BEEN A SEA-CHANGE IN ENERGY PRODUCTION

I quote from one of the presenters: “energy is the ultimate commodity. An electron does not care where it goes”. Indeed, it goes to the point of least resistance, always. And my takeaway from AEF 2017 is that there has been a quiet revolution, and we, the people, are taking ownership of our energy as […]

ALTGEN CELEBRATES GLOBAL WIND DAY: 2017

This year AltGen strapped on their boots and grabbed their hard hats as we set-out to celebrate ‘Global Wind Day’ across the African continent.  With most of our staff visiting various wind farms and experiencing the magic for themselves, our consulting team attended the graduation ceremony of 18 students who successfully completed the internationally recognized […]