July 2019

WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO CHANGE IN IPPO LEADERSHIP

In response to Karen Breytenbach exiting the Independent Power Producer’s Office, SAWEA trusts that the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P), which is one of the country’s most highly regarded public–private partnership (PPP) projects, is well enough established to withstand this transition.READ MORE

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LOERIESFONTEIN LEARNERS GET SUPPORT TO MAKE BETTER CAREER AND LIFE CHOICES

Grade 9 learners at Loeriesfontein High School recently participated in a unique Career Development Programme, providing learners with information and tools to make improved subject choices linked to personal interests and strengths, in the senior phase of high school.  The expertly designed programme assesses individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skills needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy, a programme that is funded by Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.READ MORE

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EQUIPPING STUDENTS FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

Danielle Josephs, from the West Coast town of Langebaan, received a scholarship in 2018 which has allowed her to follow her dream of becoming a teacher.  Now in her third year, studying towards a B Ed: Senior phase & FET Teaching Degree at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, she is attending a workshop in Johannesburg, with fellow scholarship recipients, to prepare for the next stage of her career.READ MORE

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Interview: Why do we not have more wind energy plants?

Kieno talks to Mercia Grimbeek, the chairperson of the SA Wind Energy Association about the obstacles they are facing in setting up more “wind farms” like those in Darling and Mamre.

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SAWEA CALLS FOR THE URGENT FINALIZATION OF THE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. The document has not been updated since 2010.READ MORE

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