Energy Minister and Head of Treasury’s PPP unit both confirmed to attend Windaba

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Energy Minister and Windaba patron and Karen Breytenbach, leader of the government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit and figurehead of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) have both confirmed their attendance as speakers at Windaba 2014.

Minister Joemat-Pettersson will participate in a the formal opening of the conference with an address and opening remarks to delegates, as well as taking part in the VIP opening of the exhibition hall.

 

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Wind energy conference to focus on community benefit...

... and economic development.As the South African energy sector continues to look for injections of hope, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEAs) official conference ‘Windaba’ promises to be more popular than ever in its fourth consecutive year.

Already the wind industry is adding significant quantities of desperately needed electricity to the national grid. Now it promises to tackle the issues of rural development, job creation and community development.

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Winds of change blowing for SA energy

A report in today's issue of Legalbrief Environmental notes that SA had much to celebrate on Global Wind Day, 15 June.

SA Wind Energy Association (Sawea) chair Dipolelo Elford said: '... there is no better time to highlight our ongoing efforts towards bettering communities.

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Wind energy powering ahead

Cape Town - South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.

And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.

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Energy constraints more troublesome than platinum strike – FMF Back (5)

The impact of South Africa’s ongoing strained energy supply has been more devastating than the effects of the protracted strike in the platinum belt, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) said on Thursday.

South Africa’s economy was 13%, or R366-billion, smaller than it would have been had energy supply been stable, and loadshedding and forced lower energy use by industry did not occur, said FMF executive director Leon Louw during a media briefing at the group’s offices in Bryanston.

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