Sandisiwe Ncemane, Project Development Manager, Energy Sector, CDC

Sandisiwe Ncemane

Project Development Manager, Energy Sector,
Coega Development Corporation

Sandisiwe Ncemane is an Account Manager for Project Development for Energy projects (Renewable & Conventional). She is responsible for investment promotion for both generation and manufacturing projects. Sandi holds a post-graduate degree in Msc (Eng) Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria and is a member with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and South African Institute of Electrical Engineering. Her work experience and expertise spans over a decade with stints in various key institutions such as Telkom Media, SABC & Siemens Ltd just to mention a few.

Sandi’s Energy portfolio includes gas, nuclear, wind and solar related energy projects which mirrors that of South Africa’s diversified energy mix aspiration . The CDC’s Energy Outlook cuts across all energy and technology sources and has adopted an integrated approach consisting of 5 focus areas, namely: Power Generation; Manufacturing; Enablers; Centre of Excellence; and Operations and Maintenance. Currently operating within the IDZ is the Dedisa Peaking Power Plant, with a capacity of 342MW. Of note, CDC is involved in the IPP Gas to Power Programme, with an allocation of 1000MW. As such, the organisation is driving an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Gas to Power Plant.  In the nuclear space, CDC is working closely with various entities in preparation for the New Nuclear Built Programme with a focus in nuclear localization.

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