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SAWEA SUPPORTS DECISION TO LICENCE BUSINESSES TO GENERATE RENEWABLE POWER

SAWEA welcomes the statement by the Minister of Energy to grant NERSA permission to licence small scale embedded generation projects. ...
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Decentralised renewable energy producers can help relieve pressure on the grid

A new report launched on Monday 11th March at the Res4Med&Africa Regulatory Innovation Conference in Cape Town shines a light on opportunities for corporates, municipalities and intensive electricity users looking for affordable and low carbon ways of securing electricity. ...
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Smaller scale renewable energy producers can help relieve pressure on the grid

A new report launched on Monday 11th March at the Res4Med&Africa Regulatory Innovation Conference in Cape Town shines a light on opportunities for corporates and intensive electricity users looking for affordable and low carbon ways of securing electricity. ...
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Government must act now to realise renewable energy dividend for SA’s economy

Amid an electricity supply crisis, new statistics show that without renewables the situation would have been worse. BY Brenda Martin and Tebogo Movundlela ...
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REI4P re-negotiation would be clear breach of contract

Date: 15 February 2019 The re-negotiation of terms with successful bidders of the first two rounds of SA’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) would be a clear breach of contract and damaging to investor confidence says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) – an industry body ...
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SONA brings welcome clarity to SA energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday, has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, says Brenda Martin CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). ...
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SONA offers opportunity to provide policy certainty in the renewable energy sector amid Eskom crisis

To realise its full potential and deliver real value to the South African economy, the renewable energy sector needs policy certainty – sufficient to regain investor confidence. By Brenda Martin When President Cyril Ramaphosa is called to the podium to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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