Lena Chirwa

Board Member

Enel Green Power 


Vision for Wind power in South Africa: For wind energy to contribute significantly to the country’s energy supply, whilst continuing to advance national development objectives for the creation of more jobs and inclusive economic opportunities.  

What makes SAWEA relevant? SAWEA has the institutional capacity to influence policy and regulatory positions for the advancement of the wind sector and thus plays a key role in shaping the energy market.   

Why would you encourage someone to become a member? SAWEA provides its members the platform to engage on relevant industry topics and sharing of good practices, and to leverage combined resources for strategic initiatives that benefit the sector at large. Through the knowledge and experience of its members, it is well placed to formulate solutions that shape the wind energy market. SAWEA also has the capacity to communicate and provide visibility to industry issues at a high level and to a broad group of market participants, stakeholders and the public. It also offers members access to relevant and credible industry information and research, as well as access to opportunities through networking engagements.   

Employment / Company / Designation: Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs: Sub Saharan Africa - Enel Green Power 

Years of experience in energy or related sectors: 13 years experience in renewable energy and infrastructure. 

Role within the industry: Qualified attorney and manager.