November 2020

COVID EQUIPMENT INCLUDING HIGH FLOW OXYGEN MACHINES PROVIDED TO HANTAM AREA

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have extended their COVID health programme, by providing additional support to a number of health facilities within the Hantam Municipal Area, these include Loeriesfontein Clinic; Loeriesfontein (“Hospital”) CHC; Abraham Esau Hospital (Calvinia); Namakwa Disaster Management Committee.READ MORE

GETTING READY FOR FINAL STEP

November 2020

Kangnas Wind Farm has completed its Grid Code Tests, the final milestone before achieving its Commercial Operations Date (COD), which is imminent.READ MORE

Wind producers: Expect another 30GW of renewable energy in the next decade

  • South African Wind Energy Association says it will have more than 30GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2030.
  • The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has allocated 1.6 GW per annum from 2022 to 2030 to wind energy producers.
  • Denmark, which is a leader in wind energy, boasts a 99.96 percent stable energy supply, largely provided by renewables.

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SA wind industry gears up to deliver 14.4GW over the next decade

The Windaba Virtual Conference kicked-off today, presenting an assembly of industry thought leaders that are geared to support the wind industry as it enters into another decade of growth, set to transform South Africa’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of wind energy.READ MORE

Wind energy industry set to grow in next decade

With the installed capacity of almost 2GW already operational and an additional 1.4GW in final stages of construction, the South African wind industry is certainly ready to expand its growth into the next decade, said Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) told the Windaba virtual conference.READ MORE

FUNDING AND HELP FROM PARENTS EXPANDS MKHUSELI KOLITI CRÈCHE

November, Thornhill, Eastern Cape

Parents of children attending Mkhuseli Koliti Crèche, in the Thornhill community, joined in the extensive refurbishment programme to help upgrade and expand the Early Childhood Development (ECD) facility, which will be officially re-opening in January 2021.

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WIND POWER AND THE AGRI SECTOR HAVE A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

The gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, as announced in September 2020, has paved the way for municipalities, in good financial standing, to be able to either develop or obtain their own power-generation capacity from Independent Power Producers (IPPs).  This offers another avenue of potential income for South African farmers, who have tacks of land that can accommodate either wind or solar power.

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CEO Voice: October 2020

Dear Members,

We hosted the first ever virtual Windaba Conference this month, coinciding with a string of  significant progress on the policy changes.

Just weeks after the Ministerial Determination for procurement of renewables and other technologies was gazetted, the Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy announced during the debate on Economic Recovery Plan, that the Bid Window 5 for the REIPPPP will be issued in December 2020. That is certainly something to look forward to. READ MORE

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