Position Papers




Impact of Climate Change on Wind Energy Production - First Draft

Published 26 July 2023

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has paved the way for the adoption of renewable energy including wind energy to form a base of power in SA. 

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Industry Position


Industry Positions on Fast Tracking NEMA Approvals

Published 5 July 2023

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) Joint Environmental Working Group recognises the importance of the country's environmental regulations in safeguarding people and the environment. 

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Public Protector

Published 18 November 2022

Investigation into Allegations of Maladministration Regarding The Irregular Awarding of Contracts to Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers by Eskom.

The programme’s primary mandate is to secure electrical energy from the private sector from renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In addition, the programme has been designed to contribute to the broader national development objectives of job creation, social upliftment and broadening of economic ownership. 

This submission is made in response to the complaint dated 13 February 2019 and lodged by Ms Phapano Phasha, the Chairperson of the Anti-Poverty Forum

The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPPP) is a competitive tender process that was designed to facilitate private sector investment into grid-connected renewable energy (RE) generation in South Africa.




NERSA Consultation Papers and Annexures

Published 23 March 2020

Concurrence with the Ministerial Determination on the Procurement of New Generation Capacity from the range of Energy Technologies


sawea position paper


SAWEA position paper: Manufacturing & Local content

Published 25 March 2019

The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) started in 2011 creating up a market that would become one of the top 20 global renewable energy markets by 2013.  

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Position Statement on Wind Energy Impact on Birds in South Africa

Published 12 February 2018

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is committed to ensuring that wind farm development in South Africa is undertaken in a sustainable manner that minimises potential negative impacts whilst maximising potential social, environmental and economic benefits.

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