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R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour

The signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy projects will not happen today as anticipated.

This after trade union National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court.READ MORE

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SAWEA RESPONDS TO ANOTHER PPA DELAY

Today was meant to mark the reawakening of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), first initiated in 2011.

“The delayed investment of over R59 billion, the creation of over 13 000 construction jobs and a further 2000 operations jobs was meant to be unlocked today,” said Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE

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WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES RENEWABLE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME BACK ON TRACK

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, are today celebrating Minister Radebe’s confirmation that the country’s renewable procurement programme will resume. The Energy minister has set a firm date for the conclusion of duly procured power purchase agreements (PPAs): Tuesday March 13th, 2018.

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