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WIND POWER CONFERENCE ATTRACTS THOUGHT LEADERS TO PREP FOR 14.4GW POWER DELIVERY

26 October 2020 The Windaba Virtual Conference kicked-off today, presenting an assembly of industry thought leaders that are geared to support the industry as it enters into another decade of growth, set to transform South Africa’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4 GW of wind energy over the next decade ...
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MUNICIPALITIES TO BEGIN PROCURING POWER DIRECTLY FROM IPPS

16 October 2020 During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address [SONA:13 February 2020] he signaled to Section 34 of the Electricity Amendment Act, to enable municipalities in good financial standing to develop their own power generation projects. This has now come to fruition with the Minister of Mineral ...
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WIND POWER PROCUREMENT UNLOCKS INVESTMENT AND INDICATES GOVERNMENTS REFORMS

September 28, 2020 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) welcomes Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe’s gazetted Section 34 Determination to procure more renewable energy for South Africa, from Independent Power Producers (IPPs), saying that this is one step closer to unlocking an estimated R40 billion annual investment ...
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WIND POWER PROCUREMENT WILL UNLOCK INVESTMENT AND PROVINCES VALUE CHAIN

September 25, 2020 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) welcomes Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe’s gazetted Section 34 Determination to procure more renewable energy for South Africa, from independent power producers (IPPs). “This signals the reawakening of the Wind Industry, which the sector is ready to deliver ...
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RENEWABLES FOCUS ON UPSKILLING TO EMPOWER AND DRIVE SA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: SAPVIA and SAWEA join forces to launch Developing Developers programme.

Two of the renewable sectors leading representative voices have come together to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy ...
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RENEWABLE SECTOR UNPACKS THE ENERGY TRANSITION AND ITS ROLE IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

15 September 2020 The renewable energy sector and its stakeholders will be gathering on the Windaba 2020 Virtual Marketplace platform, 26 to 27 October 2020, to unpack the role of the industry in the Energy Transition, for the decade ahead. ...
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CLEAR INDICATION THAT RENEWABLE ENERGY IS THE POWER OF TODAY AND THE FUTURE

14 September 2020 While the country continues to struggle with the crippling effects of prolonged load shedding, recent indicators point to a light at the end of the tunnel that is lit by renewable energy ...
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#WomenInWind series | August 2020

The industry stands as a beacon in forging equality and promotes the role of women in the sector. We invited some of our industry leaders to share their views and thoughts with us, during this Women’s Month ...
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Unpacking Municipal Procurement

OPINION: NTOMBIFUTHI NTULI, CEO SAWEA UNPACKING PERTINENT QUESTIONS RELATED TO MUNICIPALITIES PROCURING POWER FROM IPPS Draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations Act on New Generation Capacity were published by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Mantashe for public comment, in May this year.  In broad strokes, the amendments will pave the ...
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Purchasing Power directly from IPPs

Draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations Act on New Generation Capacity were published by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Mantashe for public comment, in May this year.  In a nutshell, the amendments are meant to pave the way for municipalities, with good financial standing, to be able to either develop ...
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RENEWABLE INDUSTRY ENGAGES WITH ENERGY MINISTER TO FORGE POSITIVE PLANS

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with various other energy sector stakeholders, recently met with Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, in what is viewed as a significant step towards the sector forging a positive relationship with the Department of Mineral Resource and Energy (DMRE), based on ...
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INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND DMRE EXPLORE THE COMPLEXITIES OF RE-FINANCING IPPS

The South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA) recent Windaba webinar unpacked the uncharted territory of refinancing renewable energy projects in South Africa. In May this year, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE), via the IPP Office (IPPO) invited Bid Window 1 - 3.5 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to consider participating ...
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GREEN RECOVERY: WIND POWER’S ROLE IN SA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY POST-COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is pushing for a green economic recovery plan, which should consider renewable energy as one of the main components of the government economic stimulus package post-COVID-19. ...
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Opinion Editorial: Transitioning to a Greener Economy

As South Africa continues its journey down the path to transitioning to a greener economy, the country is asking the energy sector to fast track procurement and calls for the implementation of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). By Ntombifuthi Ntuli* ...
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NERSA DETERMINATIONS GIVE HOPE FOR PROCUREMENT OF NEW GENERATION CAPACITY

Background:  The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has co-ordinated a consolidated wind industry response to the two consultation papers, published last month by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), for two separate Ministerial Determinations submitted by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe. The first consultation paper ...
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