In particular the judges honoured Teri Kruger’s passion for sustainable solutions and her enduring love of nature. Furthermore, she was acknowledged for her diverse set of skills that she uses on sensitive energy management in response to the global concern around climate change and its far-reaching impacts.
Her work previously has received prestigious awards - for her contribution to consumer protection and for outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology.
Jochen Magerfleisch, COO of the German juwi group, was one of the first to congratulate: “Teri was one of our first employees in South Africa and helped to shape juwi’s particular approach to business in Africa. Her award shows that effort and dedication for a carbon-free energy production based on 100 percent renewable energies is a target worth pursuing”.
Greg Austin, juwi South Africa’s Managing Director, also congratulates: “I am very happy for Teri. This is an important award for her but also for juwi and the company’s activities in South Africa. juwi Renewable Energies through its ongoing leadership and support has provided a platform for Teri to both participate and excel in this noteworthy business award competition”. Since 2010 juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd., a subsidiary of the German juwi-group, plans, finances, constructs and operates renewable energy power plants with a particular focus on the wind and solar energy sector in South Africa. On May 28th the company’s first photovoltaic construction project was inaugurated. When commissioned in October this year, the free field PV park in Rustenburg will also be South Africa’s first large-scale solar farms under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme.
Congratulations also came in from Jenny Cargill, Special Advisor to Premier Helen Zille, Davin Chown, Chair of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, Mark Pickering of the South African Wind Energy Association, Salim Fakir, Head of the Living Planet Unit at WWF South Africa as well as from Prof Sebastian Van As; Head of Trauma Unit, Red Cross Children’s Hospital and from GreenCape Board Member, Fernal Abrahams.
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