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SAWEA CALLS FOR THE URGENT FINALIZATION OF THE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. The document has not been updated since 2010. ...
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SAWEA CALLS FOR DECENTRALISED ENERGY GENERATION TO BOOST SUPPLY AND GROWTH

The wind industry believes that it’s time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country’s outdated system. To shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more efficient decentralised generation model will increase competition and drive down energy prices, which will ...
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SAWEA WELCOMES GWEDE MANTASHE AS NEW ENERGY MINISTER

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement of support, in response to President Ramaphosa’s unveiling of the national executive of the country’s sixth administration, which sees Cabinet-veteran, Minister Gwede Mantashe, take over the Energy portfolio from Jeff Radebe. ...
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WIND ENERGY CONFERENCE OPENS DOORS FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

As concerns around energy security in South Africa grow, so does it for the rest of the continent, where access to energy plagues close to 1 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. It is therefore befitting that this year’s Windaba conference will bring together industry leaders, investors, power producers and ...
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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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