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Wind power as an alternative source of energy

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  DRIVETIME

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

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Final report of a study into the value proposition of Distributed Generation Renewable Energy (DG RE)

At the end of 2018 SAWEA appointed a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to carry-out a study that investigates the value proposition of DG RE with a particular emphasis on wind and solar PV technologies. The study examined the following:

  1. The rationale behind the anticipated increase in DG RE and the potential contracting structures to facilitate electricity sales between IPPs and Munics/customers.
  2. The impact on operations at local (municipal) level and national (Eskom) level.
  3. A detailed assessment of the commercial impact of increasing levels of DG RE on customers, municipalities and Eskom.
  4. A high-level assessment of the impact on the National Fiscus as well as Local Economic Development.
  5. The study also included a case study review of existing bilateral transactions.

 
Download the report to view findings.

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SAWEA welcomes govt’s commitment to renewables

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on Thursday appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as to the Finance, Energy and Public Enterprises Ministers to ensure the setting of a firm date for concluding power purchase agreements (PPAs) for duly procured renewable energy, by no later than March 31, when key legal documents will expire.READ MORE

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