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WE NEED A PLAN TO FIX OUR ENERGY CRISIS – THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

Amidst the crippling power outages, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling on the South African Government to lead the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to resolve the energy crisis and prioritise it with the same gravitas and urgency that it tackled the CV-19 pandemic. SAWEA believes ...
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WIND INDUSTRY WELCOMES PRESIDENTIAL SUPPORT OF ACCELERATED ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

10 June 2022 Responding to President Ramaphosa’s address on the budget vote (9 June 2022), the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) applauds the President’s unequivocal support of the energy sector’s transformation. Furthermore, the industry welcomes the presidency’s clarity of the various reforms. ...
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WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION UNPACKS COMPLEXITIES OF PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Responding to the announcements made last month delaying two renewable energy procurement rounds, meant to unlock and deliver new generation capacity for the country, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA) Working Group for Policy and Markets has provided insights. ...
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WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO ENERGY SECURITY

As the country bears the weight of continued load shedding, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has reaffirmed the sector’s role in delivering energy security.  This is despite the recent announcement of delays of two renewable energy procurement rounds meant to unlock and deliver new generation capacity. ...
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WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION REAFFIRMS PUSH FOR INDUSTRIALISATION THROUGH LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has reaffirmed its push for sector industrialisation by advocating for increased local manufacturing. Led by the SAWEA Manufacturing and Local Content Working Group the industry has set unambiguous local manufacturing targets with a specified timeframe. Furthermore, the Association has reiterated that its approach ...
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WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES NEW BID WINDOW FOR RENEWABLE PROCUREMENT

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, are celebrating the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) announcement to open a new procurement round as another step towards addressing energy security and further stimulating the role of the wind sector in South Africa’s ...
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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRIALISATION WILL UNLOCK ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and its sector stakeholders are advocating for the industrialisation of the renewable energy sector to extrapolate the enormous potential across the value chain, thereby unlocking both the economic power of the renewable energy industry and delivering broader benefits to the people of South ...
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RENEWABLE ENERGY TO LIFT ENERGY AVAILABILITY

As the country’s energy availability factor (EAF) once again dips below the 60% mark, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) advocates that increased power generation from renewables needs to be accelerated ...
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SONA: UNLOCKING HURDLES TO RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT

Cape Town, 10 February 2022 In preparation for SONA 2022, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) engaged the broader wind power sector to highlight the challenges that industry is experiencing, for presentation to the Project Management’s Office of the Presidency.  The focus included both challenges the industry is currently ...
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NIVESHEN GOVENDER SET TO LEAD SA’S WIND INDUSTRY AS CEO OF SAWEA

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has announced the appointment of Niveshen Govender as CEO, who undertakes a leading role in driving the country’s transition to a greener economy as South Africa accelerates its efforts to decarbonise its power sector and increase its energy availability. He brings along a ...
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GREEN ENERGY DEPLOYMENT AND LOW CARBON INDUSTRIALISATION ON THE HORIZON

January 2022 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) expects 2022 to be a year defined by the accelerated uptake of green power procurement and South Africa’s intensifying commitment to the climate agenda, alongside a number of other shifts in the energy space brought on by changes in technological deployment ...
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ESKOM LAND OPENS DOORS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

15 December 2021 Responding to the statement issued by Eskom today, the South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has come out in support of the Utility’s announcement to initiate an auction process that will unlock and make land alongside its power stations, in the Mpumalanga Province, available to private investors ...
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