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WIND INDUSTRY MARKET LEADER VIEWS LOCALISATION AS A KEY ECONOMIC DRIVER

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 December 2021

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), such as Nordex Energy South Africa (NESA), will play a key role in stimulating local jobs and skills.  The company sees the latest Bid Window (BW5), as an important link in driving the local value chain, which will directly stimulate the domestic job market.READ MORE

SMME STIMULUS SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS ACCESS TO THE ECONOMY

Somerset East, Eastern Cape

Supporting micro businesses in the Eastern Cape, is a strategic step to increase access to the local economy, reduce local unemployment and ignite sustainable development. This is the impetus behind BTE Renewable’s Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility’s SMME stimulus training programme. READ MORE

AGRI-BURSARY LAUNCHED FOR YOUNG HIGH-SCHOOL LEARNERS

Kouga Region, Eastern Cape, December 2021

An agri-bursary programme, aimed at promising young high-school learners from the communities of Humansdorp, Hankey, Patensie, Thornhill and Jeffreys Bay was recently launched. Funded as part of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s socio-economic development programme, this new agricultural bursary programme identifies suitable candidates from high schools and offers them a bursary to attend Marlow Agricultural High School based in Cradock, which is about 3 hours away from Jeffreys Bay. READ MORE

Aurora Wind Power Economic Development Newsletter – September 2021

At Aurora Wind Power, we are passionate about cleaner, more sustainable power that empowers, educates, and uplifts individuals and communities. Education for sustainable development is one of our strategic imperatives, and we are making great strides in educating and supporting initiatives that are aligned with our values. Our future generations will become the custodians of our planet. Read on to learn more about the communities we support and the difference that we are making, together.

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SCHOLARSHIPS GIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT DURING CV-19

William Prezens, 21 years old, from the West Coast community of Hopefield, is studying toward an MBChB (Medicine) at Stellenbosch University, as part of Umoya Energy Wind Farm’s scholarship programme.  One of five beneficiaries of this scholarship programme, William was awarded the Meerhoff Residence 2020 Banquet Awards Certificate of Excellence and Achievement, for his consistent academic achievements, over 3 years.

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KIPETO WIND FARM ENTERS INTO INNOVATIVE LOAN AGREEMENT TO FUND BIODIVERSITY

BTE Renewables (BTE), which is an Actis company, alongside Craftskills Limited and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have arranged a pioneering loan agreement for the Kipeto Wind Power Project (Kipeto), in Kenya. Sourced from TNC and private impact investors, the $10m loan will facilitate funding, over the life of the project, towards implementing local human-wildlife initiatives in the areas surrounding the wind project. The $10 million loan helps bring together multiple parties in the interest of advancing conservation and demonstrating new models of funding.READ MORE

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