Press Releases

REI4P re-negotiation would be clear breach of contract

Date: 15 February 2019

The re-negotiation of terms with successful bidders of the first two rounds of SA’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) would be a clear breach of contract and damaging to investor confidence says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) – an industry body that represents the interests of the majority of entities invested in the utility-scale South African renewable power value chain.READ MORE

SONA brings welcome clarity to SA energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday, has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, says Brenda Martin CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE

SONA offers opportunity to provide policy certainty in the renewable energy sector amid Eskom crisis

To realise its full potential and deliver real value to the South African economy, the renewable energy sector needs policy certainty – sufficient to regain investor confidence. By Brenda Martin

When President Cyril Ramaphosa is called to the podium to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday, two major issues will be uppermost in the SA energy sector: The future of independent renewable energy power producers and that of Eskom, the troubled state-owned utility which supplies more than 90% of the nation’s power.READ MORE

WIND INDUSTRY ADOPTS A CHARTER TO ADDRESS IMPACT AND SA DEVELOPMENT

Cape Town, 8 November 2018

A Commitment Statement drafted by members of the Wind energy industry has been adopted at an Annual General Meeting of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The statement sets out a vision for optimising the industry’s long-term investment in the physical, social, environmental and economic development of the country – beyond compliance.READ MORE

SAWEA’s SUBMISSION IN RESPONSE TO IRP UPDATE 2018

SAWEA’s submission in response to Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update of 2018 questions the basis for investment choices made, particularly in relation to employment, investment and manufacturing sector growth effects. It calls for the reconsideration of key assumptions relevant to coal and the energy transition context.  It pays particular attention to the planned sequence of Wind procurement, which currently suggest a three-year gap between 2022 and 2024. SAWEA provides evidence for the likely social, economic and environmental effects.  READ MORE