Jack-Vincent Radmore (29)

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2019 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans

Environment

Jack-Vincent Radmore (29)

Jack-Vincent Radmore (29)

Energy Programme Manager, GreenCape


Combining energy innovations with informal settlement upgrading gives us the opportunity to help with eradicating some of the unnecessary challenges faced by energy-poor South Africans

Jack-Vincent Radmore is a driven and energetic leader, passionate about the green economy and uncompromising in his aim to provide energy to those who need it most.

With a background in business sciences and finance and a master’s degree in economic and sustainable development, Radmore leads the energy programme at green economy development agency GreenCape.He is responsible for managing the strategic direction of the company’s renewable energy-related activities in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

Radmore plays an advisory role to key local, provincial and national government entities. The GreenCape energy programme works at the interface between business, government and academia, identifying and removing barriers to economically viable renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions.

Under Radmore’s leadership, key areas of work have included rooftop photovoltaic systems and other renewables, smart grids and metering, municipal revenue reform, future utility planning and electric mobility. On a macro scale, his efforts focus on the growth of the South African renewable energy market; the development of an international business-to-business matchmaking programme in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia; South African smart grids and smart metering; South African municipal revenue reform; future utility planning; and low income electrification.

Each intervention is aimed at creating equal and unhindered access for all South Africans to an open, technically sound, socially inclusive and commercially resilient energy economy.

For his work Radmore was recognised as the 2017/18 South Africa National Youth Energy Leader of the year.

Radmore believes opportunity, empathy, faith and impact are the the key drivers behind his inspiration to make a meaningful impact in the lives of South Africans.

“Combining energy innovations with informal settlement upgrading gives us the opportunity to help with eradicating some of the unnecessary challenges faced by energy-poor South Africans,” he says. – Linda Doke

Twitter: @JVRadmore