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Councillor Beverley van Reenen: Mayoral Committee Member for Energy<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Vision statement</h2> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" /> <figcaption> <p> <b>Councillor Beverley van Reenen</b><br>Energy</p> </figcaption> </figure></span> <p>My vision is to work progressively toward ending load-shedding in Cape Town. We can break Eskom’s energy monopoly by ensuring the City is in a position to procure energy directly from independent power producers and by generating our own supply. This is the single biggest objective that my team and I will be working on over the course of my term in office. In addition, we will look to invest in our existing infrastructure such as the Steenbras Hydro Pumped Storage Scheme (SHPSS) to ensure it continues to soften the blow of Eskom’s load-shedding. The City is known for the protection it affords to its customers and we are looking to build on this.</p> <p>I, together with the City, have a vision for Cape Town to be an energy secure city that is able to provide uninterrupted supply of electricity to residents and businesses, and cheaper and cleaner energy at that. </p> <p> <strong>Vision at a glance</strong></p> <ul><li>Diversifying Cape Town’s energy mix and ending load-shedding over time</li><li>Enhancing access to cleaner, safer and more affordable energy sources for vulnerable residents</li><li>Building Cape Town’s resilience and making Cape Town stronger through enabling and driving climate action</li><li>Enhancing a customer-centric and reliable energy service provision</li><li>Focus on electricity vandalism and illegal connections to help shine the spotlight on this scourge</li><li>Energy efficiency<br></li></ul></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Biography</h2><p>Cllr Van Reenen started her political career in her community of Elsies River and the broader Bellville South areas. She began as an Executive Personal Assistant and worked her way through various roles before being elected as the Ward Councillor for Ward 25 in 2014.</p><p>Cllr Van Reenen served as the Chairperson of Area North Portfolio Committee between 2018 and 2019 and subsequently served as the Chairperson of the Human Settlements Portfolio between 2019 and 2021. In 2018, she was elected Chairperson of the Municipal Innovations and Information Technology Working Group at the South African Local Government Association (Salga). </p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Projects and departments</h2> <p>​​​​​​​As Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Cllr Van Reenen has oversight over the following areas:</p> <ul><li>Sustainable Energy Markets - to provide cheaper and cleaner energy</li><li>Generation and Distribution - to provide uninterrupted supply of electricity to residents and businesses<br></li></ul></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact</h2><h4>Councillor Beverley van Reenen</h4><p>Mayoral Committee Member: Energy<br><em><br>Telephone:</em><br><a><em>021 400 5993</em></a></p><p> <em>Email:</em><br><a href=""><em></em></a><br></p>GP0|#06ab121a-9091-42d0-8f5f-c483b47943ee;L0|#006ab121a-9091-42d0-8f5f-c483b47943ee|Energy and Climate Change;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#f4549dd9-3a23-45c5-994b-69f9f60a7a69Cllr Beverley van Reenen is the Mayoral Committee Member for Energy.0





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