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CEO Voice

As we settle in the year, on course to advocate the benefits of increased and accelerated wind energy deployment, to contribute towards the country's energy security, we are administratively preparing the Association in good governance to represent the industry for the best results.

CEO Voice

2024 has started with multiple developments in the sector that require our urgent attention and swift action in positioning wind technology at the forefront of South Africa’s energy mix. This provides an opportunity to further strengthen our relationships with the Government and continue our advocacy efforts to support the rapid rollout of wind energy.  

CEO Voice

As we near the end of the year, it's a perfect time to look back and celebrate some of the incredible milestones we've achieved as a sector in 2023.

CEO Voice

I want to extend my deepest appreciation for the overwhelming support we received during the Windaba Conference & Exhibition 2023. This event served as a crucial industry platform, allowing us to reflect on our progress and celebrate the remarkable developments in the wind energy sector. This has been the largest Windaba Conference and Exhibition gathering so far with more than 1000 people in ...

CEO Voice

As we venture into the brisk winds of October, it is with great excitement and anticipation that I welcome you to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter. This month's newsletter is particularly special as it paves the way for the much-anticipated Windaba 2023 conference and exhibition—an event that promises to be a milestone in our journey “Beyond the Turbines”. 

CEO Voice

The last four weeks has seen the culmination of many months, and in some cases years, of hard work undertaken by our industry and Eskom, to strengthen policy and accelerate the country’s energy transition as we embark on a period of new power generation.

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In advocating for the implementation of ambitious, consistent South African energy policy that harnesses the country’s immense wind resource and results in the streamlined growth of a wind power asset base, I had the opportunity to speak at the Annual Green Youth Indaba themed ‘Promoting Youth Participation and Sustainable Skills Development For A Just Transition.’

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This year, we celebrate having passed the landmark of 1TW of Wind Power globally. 3.4GWs of that 1TW is provided for by 34 South African wind farms located across the country, contributing to the national power grid.

CEO Voice

I am happy to report that we had a meaningful and robust engagement with the Ministry of Electricity on Tuesday, 24 April 2023 at the Union Buildings. SAWEA was represented by some members of the board, as well as the Executive Management.

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The country has witnessed interesting positive development in the energy sector during the first quarter of 2023. The highlight being the significant appointment of Minister of Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.