Blue Crane Route Municipality and Blue Crane Development Agency – Nico Lombard – BCDA

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Presentation by Nico Lombard of the Blue Crane Route Development Agency at the CHOICES project community energy workshops in Somerset East, Pearston and Cookhouse communities, Blue Crane Route Municipality in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, in February and March 2013.

The presentation covers energy and development issues in the Blue Crane Route Municipality.

More information about the Blue Crane Route Development Agency: http://led.co.za/leda/blue-crane-development-agency-bcda

Further details of the CHOICES project: http://www.iied.org/choices-community-energy-project-south-africa

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Blue Crane Route Municipality and Blue Crane Development Agency – Nico Lombard – BCDA

  1. 1. Blue Crane Route Municipality & Blue Crane Development Agency &
  2. 2. NATIONAL CONTEXT PROVINCIAL CONTEXT LOCALITY -- BCRM Local Municipal
  3. 3. BCDA Mandate: To conceptualise opportunities and facilitate MACRO sustainable developmental projects related to Agriculture, Business, Renewable Energy, Tourism and Social Responsibility to the benefit of all citizens with special emphasis on job creation and BEE opportunities. Blue Crane Development Strategies Tourism: Development of a destination market focusing on activity Tourism Business: Development of a Industrial capacity/ Niche market AVIATION Agriculture: Development of high value crop production farming ventures Focusing on downstream value adding Renewable Energy: Development of a basket of renewable energy types Development of additional capacity for industrial development Education: Creating value adding opportunities for secondary learning institutions Creating tertiary training/ learning opportunities for local/ district youth Heritage: Managing heritage issues for municipality / Develop cultural/ sport ventures General: Developing of general/ social type interventions
  4. 4. LONG TERM PLANNING: BCRM REGION AVALIABILITY OF RESOURCES Comparative/ Competitive advantages: BCRM INDUSTRIAL BASKET (Enabling environment) (Primary job creators) BUSINESS SECTOR: 1- Industrial development 2- Aviation development 3- Renewable Energy Primary action: Develop enabling facility Gariep/ High Rainfall Renewable Energy Industrial Park Investment Incentive Policy Transport NetworkStrong Local Engineering sector
  5. 5. Alignment to government Policy NATIONAL: New Growth Path NATIONAL: IPAP 2 PROVINCIAL: PGDP/PIDS DISTRICT: IDP (Were applicable) MUNICIPAL: IDP & SDFP & Sector Plans (All Projects) BCDA: IDMP & Sector Plans
  6. 6. BCDA/ BCRM Projects TYPE Stage Tourism Business Agriculture Renewable Education General Red Latent No funding Hotel PPP SkyWake Deciduous fruit Wedding venue Petro Port Bosch. Residential Research facility Completed Karroo Experience Misty Mountains Carbon binding Vegetable Seed Orange Developed Facilitate Tomato/ cash crop production Waste solution Manage Tourism hub 1 Airfield Maths / Science incubator Cultural festival ECNAC Heritage committee Business Chamber Green In progress Implementation construct. stage Tourism Hub 2 Vegetable project Pearsto/Cookhous Wind farms Shopping centre New Concept phase / funding application Camping/Caravan Runway Emerging farmers REEP Lovedale satellite Paving project Bosch. reserve Industrial Park Hydro Denel skills Training Recreational facility Solar geyser Solar Flying school Michigan project TOTAL = 40 Projects 9 Projects 7 Projects 8 Projects 6 Projects 4 Projects 6 Projects
  7. 7. Alternative Energy Project proposal statement: The BCDA and BCRM identified the need to utilise the available natural resources for the generation of alternate energy. Reasons for project: 1) Current Energy Crisis 2) No electricity equals no development 3) Huge marketing value if any town can be market as self sustainable in terms of electricity supply. 4) Environmental reasons
  8. 8. General The area is ideally situated for the generation of alternate energy in terms of the Orange- Fish canal, and favourable wind factors. Types of energy sources: Wind Water Solar Latent Capacity: Hydro - 28 MVA Wind - 800 MVA Solar – 500 MVA
  9. 9. Orange- Fish River Water scheme Cascades De mist Wellington Grove Rapids
  10. 10. BLUE CRANE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY P.O. BOX 197 SOMERSET EAST 5850 Tel : 042-24 30095 Fax : 042-24 30095 E-Mail : bcdac@lantic.net TO CONTACT : THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Business Rob Beach 082 3294547 Tourism Chris Wilken 082 3294546 Agriculture Nico Lombard 082 3294545

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