#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerate

By Ben Brimble

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade. Deregulation, the introduction of independent power producers’ (IPPs), requirements around carbon emissions, and the rapid fall in renewable tariffs have resulted in a material shift away from fossil fuels. This just energy transition (JET), as it is known around the world, has been accelerated by Covid -19 and herein lies an opportunity for this transition to be used as a tool, one of several in government’s toolbox, to kick-start the economy.READ MORE

Great news for wind and solar energy in South Africa

Wind energy will play a major role in the future of the South African energy grid.

This is according to Ntombifuthi Ntuli, who is the CEO of the South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).

Ntuli noted that the allocated annual capacity of 1,600MW to windpower will make up a total of 14.4GW of power supply by 2030.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.


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

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