Powering Growth

In recognition of the growing need for the sustainable supply of energy, Urban-Econ provides consultancy services to the public and private sector energy industry in South Africa and abroad.  This includes professional research and advisory services in the power generation industry, with a specific focus on sustainable development through renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions.


  • Policy Assessment & Alignment
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Industry Capability Statements
  • Social & Economic Impact Assessment Studies (Inputs Into EIAs)
  • Localisation Potential Analysis
  • Market Entry Investigations
  • Socio-Economic Development (SED) &  Enterprise Development Studies

Key projects

Formulation of the Wind Energy Industry Localisation Roadmap in Support of Large-Scale Roll-Out in South Africa

Feasibility Study to Determine the Opportunity and Viability of Establishing a Manufacturing Facility of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Technology Components in South Africa

Assessment of Policy to Enable the Implementation of Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector

The Northern Cape Renewable Energy Strategy



Elena Broughton

Manager: Innovation & Sustainable Development Unit


012 342 8686