Press Releases

WIND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO NUM’S PROTEST MARCH

Speaking on behalf of the wind energy sector, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has noted the National Union of Mineworker’s peaceful march, planned for 17 November 2018 ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

ENERGY MINISTER LOOKS TO WIND SECTOR FOR INVESTMENT CONTRIBUTION – PROMISES STABILITY AND GROWTH

Addressing delegates during the second day of SAWEA’s annual Windaba conference the Department of Energy (DoE), acknowledged the Wind sector’s ability to attract substantial investment into the country; to significantly contribute to the country’s reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; and to drive down the cost of power through competitive pricing. ...
Read More
/ Press 2018, Press Releases

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 ...
Read More
/ Press 2018, Press Releases

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 ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

SAWEA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD WITH TEBOGO MOVUNDLELA IN THE LEAD

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has announced its new Board of Governance, following its 7th AGM held in Cape Town, 18 October 2018. ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

NERSA TRIBUNAL TO PROVIDE FINAL RULING ON ESKOM INVESTIGATION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has been invited to attend a National Energy of South Africa (NERSA) Tribunal, on Thursday 27th September 2018, to motivate why it should be allowed to be heard by the Tribunal ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

UPDATED IRP: FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE ELECTRICITY INVESTMENTS TO 2030

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has revealed the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update today, appealing to the public and interested parties to take the final opportunity to influence the country’s energy roadmap to 2030, by commenting within the next 60 days ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

SA WIND INDUSTRY CALLS FOR STANDARDISED METRIC TO ASSESS ENERGY SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

The Global power sector is undergoing a complex structural transition away from a model of regulated, monopolistic, centralized and coal-based electricity supply.  To fully understand the impact and opportunities of this power sector transition for South Africa and what the employment implications of future scenarios could be, standardised employment metrics ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

SA WIND INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES TO TRANSFORMATION THROUGH CO-ORDINATED EFFORT

Given the Renewable Energy Industry’s potential and willingness to contribute to national socio-economic development, the industry is taking proactive measures to ensure coordinated efforts result in greater local benefit. Speaking at a recent energy forum, Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, signalled government’s intention that the socio-economic and enterprise development spend of ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

SAWEA OBJECTS TO NERSA’S INVESTIGATION FINDING

SAWEA was invited to make a submission to a NERSA Tribunal on Thursday May 24th. The tribunal was established by NERSA in order to consider and adopt the report of findings of an internal investigation which arrived at the conclusion that Eskom had not breached its license conditions by delaying ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

IMPROVING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPONENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is working with key constituencies to help improve the implementation of Economic Development components through industry practice. ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

WIND POWER AND RENEWABLES ECO-SYSTEM IS READY FOR GROWTH

South Africa’s manufacturing and construction industries in particular, stand to benefit immediately from the conclusion of Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement Programmes (REI4Ps) recently signed Power Purchase Agreements. ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

GOVERNMENT HAS RE-CONFIRMED ITS COMMITMENT TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

Government has today re-confirmed its commitment to the renewable energy sector and will continue its intended partnership with the private sector in mutual pursuit of diversifying South Africa’s power mix in support of energy and economic security. The conclusion of duly procured power purchase agreements (PPAs) signal a reawakening ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

COURT RULES AGAINST NUMSA/TRANSFORM SA INTERDICT APPLICATION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the court’s ruling today, which has found against NUMSA/Transform SA’s application to bring an urgent interdict against the signing of the procured Renewable Energy (RE) Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). ...
Read More
/ Press 2018

SAWEA RESPONDS TO NUMSA’S MISLEADING ARGUMENTS

The South African Wind Energy Association is concerned that the arguments cited by NUMSA and Transform SA in their interdict application against renewable power purchase agreement (RE PPA) conclusion, are misleading. Job losses must be avoided wherever possible, but false claims do not enable sound decision-making. “The attempt to halt ...
Read More
/ Press 2018
Loading...