February 2019

REI4P re-negotiation would be clear breach of contract

Date: 15 February 2019

The re-negotiation of terms with successful bidders of the first two rounds of SA’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) would be a clear breach of contract and damaging to investor confidence says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) – an industry body that represents the interests of the majority of entities invested in the utility-scale South African renewable power value chain.READ MORE

SONA brings welcome clarity to SA energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday, has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, says Brenda Martin CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE

SONA offers opportunity to provide policy certainty in the renewable energy sector amid Eskom crisis

To realise its full potential and deliver real value to the South African economy, the renewable energy sector needs policy certainty – sufficient to regain investor confidence. By Brenda Martin

When President Cyril Ramaphosa is called to the podium to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday, two major issues will be uppermost in the SA energy sector: The future of independent renewable energy power producers and that of Eskom, the troubled state-owned utility which supplies more than 90% of the nation’s power.READ MORE

Final report of a study into the value proposition of Distributed Generation Renewable Energy (DG RE)

At the end of 2018 SAWEA appointed a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to carry-out a study that investigates the value proposition of DG RE with a particular emphasis on wind and solar PV technologies. The study examined the following:

  1. The rationale behind the anticipated increase in DG RE and the potential contracting structures to facilitate electricity sales between IPPs and Munics/customers.
  2. The impact on operations at local (municipal) level and national (Eskom) level.
  3. A detailed assessment of the commercial impact of increasing levels of DG RE on customers, municipalities and Eskom.
  4. A high-level assessment of the impact on the National Fiscus as well as Local Economic Development.
  5. The study also included a case study review of existing bilateral transactions.

Download the report to view findings.