ENERGY KEYNOTES

What I Do With Love



How It All Began

Showing you how you can reduce your cost of living and make electricity is David's goal. Hence his company name and personal goal of 'My Power Station'.

Insight of David

In a short space of time, David shows people how to protect their environment and income.

About David

  • * Member of the Institute of Directors
  • * A scientist with a UCT and Rhodes University Computer Science Honours degree
  • * A Cranfield Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • * Computer Software Business since 1994
  • * Energy Education since 2008
  • * In 2013, made an Honorary lifetime member of the
    South African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) for
    his services and commitment to Renewable Energy in South Africa.

Get Going in Energy

Typically David is able to answer client's questions in a 2 to 4 hour time period. Specifics are dealt with in more detail when required. People use David's expertise to "get going" in Energy and Renewable Energy and then make use of David as a consultant or trainer as the project progresses.

Thousands of hours of R & D and a decade of practical experience are distilled into a few hours of interaction. Training programs and Employee Incentive campaigns can be implemented to help enforce learning.

COMMITMENT, PEOPLE, ENVIRONMENT





One of Africa’s most renowned conservation and sustainability speakers, David Lipschitz is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for CEOs, Government Agencies, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to impact on the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit.

For the past decade he has not only studied wind turbines, photovoltaic (PV), Net Metering and wind energy systems, he’s mastered them by researching, learning and implementing systems he designs, being regularly and widely published, and counselling hundreds of successful business leaders and their employees, collaborating with them in the boardroom, speaking at educational seminars, workshops and conferences, and translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.

  • What can I expect from David?

​David's specialisation is to be able to help people, businesses and organisations understand what is possible in a very short amount of time.

  • How can I get started?

Specifics can be dealt with in more detail if required. Most people use David's expertise to "get going" in Energy and Renewable Energy and then make use of the services of other contractors, sometimes with objective advice from David.

  • Does David promote products?

David doesn't promote a specific product, and rather focuses on changing the way you think and helps you to see a bigger picture.

  • Can't I simply Google Energy?

Thousands of hours of R&D and a decade of practical experience are distilled into a few hours of interaction.

ENERGY PEOPLE

MyPowerStation Photos



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SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT 2013

At the One and Only Hotel

PARLIAMENTARY LIASON OFFICE CONFERENCE

2014

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT 2013

At the One and Only Hotel

ROOF TOP SOLAR INSTALLATION

2014

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWER TO PEOPLE MOVIE

2013

MY POWER STATION

Built in 2009

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

CNBC Africa TV

2015

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT

2015

PARLIAMENTARY LIASON OFFICE CONFERENCE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT

2015

ROOF TOP SOLAR INSTALLATION

2014

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWER TO PEOPLE MOVIE

2013

MY POWER STATION

Built in 2009

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

CNBC Africa TV

2015

  • “David is strongly principled and effectively analytic. He approaches each project with the objective of getting the job done and adding value.
    Barry Coltham - Client Service Director at Achievement Awards Group

  • “David is along-standing friend and a creative thinker who doesn’t even see the box, never mind think outside of it. He is an educated free thinker with several degrees and passionate about green technology.”
    Dr Joy McCarthy - Senior Research Scientist, UCT

  • His ability to communicate with clients is exceptional, which leads to a deep understanding of their business and processes. The resulting solutions were technically elegant and efficient.
    Alan Givati - Programmer, Orbital Decisions

  • David provides a wonderful service. His sense of humour and professionalism and enthusiasm is infectious. He is my go-to for hands-on green knowhow.
    Steven Freedom - C.E.O. Future Entertainment INC.

SPEAK-EASY SPECIAL STARTERS

Select a "SPEAK-EASY" Keynote
to Get Started with Your First Event


David is determined to help you, your organisation and your people understand the benefits of adopting sustainable and renewable energy approaches to solving problems. It's good for our planet, it's good at the bottom-line, it's good for our future. So to help you get started simply select a program that suits you.

CONFERENCE SPEAKER

POA *

  • David speaks on a multitude
  • of energy related topics
  • including "Load Shedding and
  • what we can do about it"​,
  • Net Metering, Smart Grids,
  • Energy Storage, Social Capital.

*POA: Price on Application

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE

POA *

  • Motivational talks getting your
  • conference members excited about
  • becoming their own energy-efficient,
  • power stations, for themselves
  • and for your business.​
  • You choose the central theme.

*POA: Price on Application

EXECUTIVE PRIMER

POA *

  • 2 hour introduction session
  • equips Management Teams with vital
  • standard practices and obligations,
  • cost-saving cases, innovative and
  • proven solutions. Learn about energy
  • opportunites, renewables & trends.

*POA: Price on Application



A complimentary VIP ticket required when booking David for conferences,
plus David usually expects all costs such as transport, hotel, car hire, to be paid for.
Bookings are usually made 3 months in advance and are subject to availability.
50% of the invoice is due on acceptance and the balance usually one week before the event.
David has been known to fit people in at the last minute, so feel free to try.

PRESENTATION STYLES

Keynote Presentation Options

Consider which of the following styles would be most suitable according to how your event will be run:

​KEYNOTE SPEECH

Conferences & Events

David can customise both time and content for any occasion or audience.

PLATFORM

Workshops & Seminars

David's hand-on knowledge and style captivate audiences from beginning to end.

CHAIRING DEBATES

Team Building & Broadcasting

A fun learning style because there's nothing quite like a good argument.

BOARDROOM

Management Planning

35 years of analytical and reporting experience is valued in every Boardroom.

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October 2015

Social Capital in an African Energy System

On Thursday 22nd, I am talking on "Social capital in an African renewable energy system at the Sub Saharan Power Summit.

Letter in Cape Times: 1st October 2015: Time for Citizens to buy Cape's SAPS, Roads and Railways

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Editor, According to yesterday's news​,​ "The Western Cape is the most under-resourced province".
...It is now time for the citizens of the Western Cape to buy our roads, to buy our railways, to buy our police service and to take responsibility for ourselves.

Letter in 30th September 2015 Tabletalk: "Tariff Upset"

Sept. 24, 2015
The City of Cape Town over the past two years have chased away thousands of customers by removing them from the lifeline tariff and putting them on normal tariffs! in many cases more than doubling their electricity prices. Most recently the City of Cape Town have told pensioners that if the house they rent is revalued to above R300,000 these renters must pay a higher electricity price!

In 2009 we installed a solar-electric system and qualified for the lifeline tariff, so we applied and got it. Our average units per month are around 300 kWh (units). Then in July 2014, we suddenly started getting bigger bills.

We had been unilaterally and without warning been moved to the "normal" tariff. Our bill increased from R2,857 in the year ended June 2014 to R6,467 in the year ended June 2015. Our units increased from 3,328 kWh to 3,851 kWh in the same period. So our tariff (rate per kWh) increased from 86 cents per kWh to R1.68, a 95% increase in one year!

Out of interest, the reason for the increase in kWh usage was because our geyser started using excess electricity and we had it replaced under guarantee in August 2015. Something went wrong with its insulation. We found this out because we measure our geyser and household electricity usage ourselves, and because we started having brown water from time to time.

Energy – Keynotes by David Lipschitz

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I am a keynote speaker at conferences, amongst quite a few other energy related work I do.
  • Keynotes
  • Conference speaking
  • Presentations: choose a subject or select from a list
  • Chairing debates and panel discussions
  • Advisory panels
  • Or invite me to your conference because of the questions I ask. I get the debate going!
Connect with me at these hangouts and blogs:
You can also view David's public Keynote and Speaking History by clicking the button.

September 2015

Connect with David on Linkedin

This is David's main hangout for interacting with like-minded enthusiasts, answering questions and business networking.

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Repair (Heal) Your World

Sunday, 27 September 2015
Should we be Facebook friends just because we have lots of Facebook friends in common?

You are probably all aware that Facebook suggests friends. Over the past few weeks, I've been friending everyone where I have more than 100 friends in common.

I used to do it above 50 friends, then 60, 70, 80, 90 and now 100 friends. I thought that if we have 100 friends in common on Facebook then we probably have something in common...
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GET IN TOUCH

Feel Free To Contact David in any of the following ways:

Reach David everywhere with the following SkypeIn numbers

Phone (from inside South Africa) 021 813 9895

Phone (from outside South Africa) +27 21 813 9895

Phone from USA: 011 27 21 813 9895