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WIND SECTOR RESPONDS TO REPORT ON MARKET FRIENDLY ENERGY PROCUREMENT

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to a media report stating that the ANC endorses a market-friendly approach to South Africa’s constrained energy supply, which includes allowing municipalities to procure their own energy, expanding the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme and freeing up regulations around self-generation by business.READ MORE

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CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY LEARN ABOUT RENEWABLES IN VERNACULAR

English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Setswana speaking children across South Africa, are learning about the role that wind power is playing as the world transitions to renewable power for a cleaner, healthier planet through a beautifully illustrated story book, aptly named ‘Let the Wind Blow’. READ MORE

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WIND INDUSTRY CAN RELEASE ADDITIONAL POWER INTO THE GRID NOW

As the country’s plunged into unprecedented Stage 6 power cuts for the first time, implemented from 18:00 on Monday 11 December, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) calls for immediate release of available wind power into the national grid.READ MORE

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SA’S ENERGY TRANSITION OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO UPSCALE WIND ENERGY LOCALISATION

As South Africa’s energy sector transitions from high dependency on coal for electricity production to clean energy sources such as wind and solar PV, there are several growth opportunities that can be realised in the economy.  Over the next 10 years the country will see massive decommissioning of old coal fired power plants as they reach the end of their life. This opens up a capacity gap of more than 12 GW that will need to be replaced by 2030 in order to meet the country’s energy demand.  READ MORE

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SAWEA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD TO LEAD WIND ENERGY TRANSITION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has announced its new Board of Governance, including three new members. At a time in South Africa’s energy transition, the men and women who hold positions on this board will be charged with steering the wind energy sector and advocating for a clean and affordable energy mix, of which wind energy is a big part.

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WIND POWER SECTOR RESPONDS TO RENEWED LOAD SHEDDING AND IRP

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the recent load-shedding that the country is experiencing once again. The Association sees the current energy constraints as a clear symptom of Eskom fleet’s reduced energy availability factor (EAF) and a reminder that the country needs to procure new generation capacity in order to bring the EAF to healthy levels again.READ MORE

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More than energy generation: wind power to transform Africa’s economy

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. READ MORE

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WIND ENERGY SECTOR SERVES THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA BUT REQUIRES THE 2019 IRP

As the Energy Sector once again hear of yet another delay in the release of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) reminds key stakeholders of the role that renewable energy plays in the country’s future development and more specifically in the achievement of the National Development Plan (NDP). READ MORE

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