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EWSETA PARTNERS WITH SAWEA TO DRIVE WIND INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

With the aim of encouraging young professionals to join the energy sector, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Energy and Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA). SAWEA subsequently submitted an application through the discretionary grant to EWSETA, to support their Wind ...
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ENERGYDRIVE ARRIVES IN THE EASTERN CAPE TO TEACH LEARNERS ABOUT RENEWABLE POWER

6 September 2021, Eastern Cape The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck has kicked-off its 2021 tour of the country, having arrived in the Eastern Cape last week, from Durban University of Technology (DUT).  The much-loved yellow edu-tainer is visiting schools and local wind farms in the region to engage with hundreds of ...
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SANEDI JOINS SAWEA ON ITS JOURNEY ACROSS SA’s ENERGYDRIVE #WINDROUTE

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), has announced that it will board the much loved renewable energy educational road trip, the EnergyDRIVE, as a partner in this year’s campaign, next month ...
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CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR IS GEARING UP TO ATTRACT SKILLS BACK AND SUPPORT JOB SEARCHES

South Africa’s renewable energy sector is amidst preparation for the Fifth Bid Window (BW5), deadline next week, 16 August 2021 as well as gearing up for the next two bidding rounds, expected to follow soon thereafter.  To ensure that the industry can deliver these procurement rounds, which will not only ...
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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR’S LOCALISATION

South Africa’s renewable energy sector is currently preparing submissions for the Fifth Bid Window (BW5), with a looming 4 August 2021 deadline.  However, it is not only the bidders that are abuzz but also the local manufacturing, transportation and other industries that make up the local value chain of the ...
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RENEWABLE SECTOR WORKS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS AND A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

A decade into South Africa’s renewable energy programme, evidence of a maturing sector continues to come to the fore, most recently with the launch of a programme that will help the sector to be a legitimate actor in the just energy transition, through deliberate involvement in the Sustainable Development Goals ...
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LEARNERS ACROSS SA’s GREEN ENERGY MAP GET READY TO WELCOME THE ENERGYDRIVE

School learners across South Africa’s green energy map are getting ready to welcome the EnergyDRIVE, a partnership between the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) ...
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ACADEMIC COMMUNITY TO GATHER TO PREPARE FOR SA’S RENEWABLE REVOLUTION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) recently announced the fourth international academic wind energy conference – WindAc Africa 2021. This premier academic exchange platform offers a special programme for high potential young people from South African universities and is hoping to welcome 45 sponsored students at this year’s event ...
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WIND POWER SECTOR WELCOMES GREEN LIGHT FOR 100MW SELF-GENERATION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa today, to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW and views this as another indication the country is well on its way to a decentralised, and decarbonised, renewable ...
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WIND POWER PRODUCERS DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF PROVIDING SURPLUS POWER IMMEDIATELY

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has engaged with its members to ascertain if the sector is able to provide additional power, in line with the recent call for additional energy from existing Independent Power Producers (IPPs) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) ...
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DEVELOPING RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR AHEAD OF NEW BID WINDOW

Following a successful webinar series, which launched during 2020 as a capacity building programme for aspiring renewable energy developers to share knowledge and drive effective change, a second series has kicked off in May 2021.  As a collaboration between the South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African ...
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SA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR RESPONDS TO COMMENTARY

Responding to negative comments made at Dublin Climate Dialogues last week, by the Mainstream Renewable Power’s former-Chairman, Dr. Eddie O’Connor, on Africa’s capability to handle renewable energy investment, the South African renewable energy sector has explicitly state their objection. ...
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A DECADE OF CLEAN ENERGY CELEBRATED THIS MONTH

May is National Energy Month in South Africa, and whilst the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy focuses on driving public awareness of the issues of energy efficiency, the renewable energy sector is commemorating a decade of clean power in the country.   ...
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CONFERENCE TO UNPACK WIND POWER’S ROLE IN DELIVERING ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR SA

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has opened its registration platform for WINDABA 2021, unveiling the theme, ‘Renaissance of the Wind Energy Industry - Delivering Economic Benefits for SA’ for this premier sector conference ...
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A CLOSER LOOK AT REIPPPP BID WINDOW 5

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) recently launched the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fifth Bid Window (BW5) under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which calls for proposals from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to develop new generation capacity of 2 600 MW, including ...
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