As we wade deeper into the Eskom crisis, energy experts continue to push more alternative forms of power supply. One of the areas of interest that has come up is wind power and how that can meet the demands of electricity supply in South Africa. Joining us on the show this afternoon is Ntombi-futhi Ntuli, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) estimates that South Africa will need to produce roughly 640 wind turbines each year until 2029 to meet the energy goals outlined in the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) announced last month.READ MORE
Besides generating much-needed clean and affordable electricity, wind energy has the power to unlock economic growth in Africa, give a new impulse to the continent’s under-performing manufacturing sector. This and developing an energy storage industry can develop and transform economies and create millions of direct and indirect jobs.