25.05.2018 / Press releases

juwi appoints global head of hybrid energy

In response to global uptake of hybrid solutions for the mining sector, juwi Renewable Energies has appointed David Manning as Global Head of Hybrid Energy.

David Manning, Global Head of Hybrid Energy, juwi Renewable Energies

Based in Perth, the position involves overseeing the installation and operation of hybrid installations worldwide, with Africa and Australia being the prime focus regions. Manning will be specifically pursuing mining projects that combine solar, wind and batteries with thermal power stations or the grid.

“At juwi, we ensure that we have all aspects of the business covered, from solar and wind to mining and power generation expertise. We are very pleased to welcome David Manning to the juwi team,” says Amiran Roth-Deblon, Head of Global Business Initiatives.

With 25 years of experience specifically in thermal power station operations in mine sites and previously involved in the Australian DeGrussa Sandfire hybrid project as the thermal power station owner from initial contract negotiation all the way through to project completion, Manning brings a wealth of remote power generation experience to juwi.

 “Having worked on the other side of the fence, I have a good understanding of how a mine site operation works, what clients want to see and how to best integrate power into a mine site,” says Manning. 

“I am excited to be a part of the continuous improvement and development of the hybrid sector.

I look forward to contributing my experience and knowledge to support mining experts and industrial energy consumers to tap into the benefits of hybrid.”

“What we find in power generation on mines is that it’s complex to integrate hybrid power solutions and address all operational requirements. The seamless integration between a power station and a mine site is critical and if a renewable energy company understands that, they will be successful. juwi proved their abilities at the DeGrussa Sandfire hybrid project, and their expertise was a key factor in my decision to take up this position and collaborate with the team on further hybrid projects.”


Issued on behalf of juwi by Catalyst Communications

For enquiries contact: Sue Parker-Smith, 021 035 0351/ 082 551 1101 / sue@catalystcommunications.co.za


About the juwi Group and juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd:

juwi, one of the leading global companies in the field of renewable energy, celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2018. As an experienced renewable energy pioneer with a strong regional presence, juwi offers project development and EPC services with related offerings for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally. Company activities focus on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects, and ongoing renewable energy power plant operations & maintenance activities.

The juwi Group was established in 1996 in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Since the end of 2014, Mannheim-based utility, MVV Energie AG, has been partner and majority shareholder (63%) of the juwi Group. juwi has about 1,000 employees located in offices on all continents and has a growing pipeline of project activities across the globe. Working together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably is what drives us.

So far, juwi has realized more than 950 wind turbines with a total capacity of more than. 2,100 megawatts at more than 150 sites globally. In the solar segment, more than 1,600 projects with a total capacity of around 2,300 megawatts have been designed and constructed. Combined, these energy systems produce around 7.7 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, equaling the annual demand of more than 2.5 million German households. Within the past 20 years, juwi has initiated an investment volume of around 8.6 billion euros to realize these projects.

juwi Renewable Energies based in Cape Town, South Africa (“juwi South Africa”) participates in the Renewable Energy IPP (REIPP) Procurement Programme initiated by the South African government for utility-scale renewable energy power generation. To date juwi South Africa has built five solar plants totalling 121MW under the REIPP Procurement Programme. juwi South Africa also develops and bids wind projects under the Programme, and is also active in the government’s Small IPP Programme. In addition to this, juwi South Africa has realises large solar PV projects that deliver cost competitive electricity to a range of commercial and industrial end-users.

German engineering, local competency, quality delivery. Partner with us for success.

juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd Tel: 021 831 6100



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