CEO VOICE – July 2022
It’s just days since our President addressed the on-going energy crisis, outlining the government’s plan. He was certainly candid in his approach, clearly stating the current challenges and laying out the numerous interventions, to tackle the energy crisis head on and further liberalise our energy system.
Our industry will certainly see the impact, specifically regarding the announced allocation for BW6, which has doubled to 5 200MW, in order to bring on new generation capacity quickly, and is in line with our advocacy efforts.
We are of course very pleased about the government’s commitment to streamlining procurement processes and specifically working alongside BW5 preferred bidders, in order to accelerate the close of these projects.
As we know, the devil is in the detail – which we still await, hence, the effectiveness of the plan is very much in the hands of the implementing divisions of Government.
CEO, South African Wind Energy Association