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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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Press release: A Case for a Net Zero Carbon Economy

A CASE FOR A NET ZERO CARBON ECONOMY Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties, referred to as COP26, South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has unpacked the role of renewable energy, as South Africa prepares for a net zero carbon ...
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Op Ed: A Case for Net Zero

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of SAWEA Following the release of the Global Wind Energy Council’s 2020 wind report, the buzz in the sector is around reaching Net Zero Carbon Economies.  This is not surprising as the Council’s annual flagship dossier, sets the tone in preparation for the 2021 United Nations Framework ...
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WIND INDUSTRY CELEBRATES ANNOUNCEMENT OF RMI4P PREFERRED BIDDERS

In response to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe’s announcement of the preferred bidders for the procurement of the 2000 MW Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has noted the significant role that wind has to play ...
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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 today celebrating the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) announcement to open a new procurement round ...
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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: ACHIEVING AN EQUAL FUTURE IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

A decade into South Africa’s renewable energy sector’s existence, it has become apparent it is still lagging in sufficient gender diversity.  Hence the industry is actively giving attention to adjust and improve the levels of gender representation, at all levels, with the launch of its Gender Diversity Working Group. ...
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WIND INDUSTRY WELCOMES RAMAPHOSA’S COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE POWER

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has issued a statement of support for President Ramaphosa’s firm commitment to South Africa’s renewable energy power procurement programme (REI4P) as stated in his SONA last night (11 February 2021).  ...
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WIND TO POWER ECONOMIC INVESTMENT

December 2020 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) estimates that the sector will unlock annual investment of R40 billion for the next decade, on the assumption that smooth procurement and policy will deliver in line with the country’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).  However, should the government deliver on ...
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REDZ ROLE IN SOUTH AFRICA’S JUST ENERGY TRANSITION

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) have a key role to play in the South Africa’s Just Energy Transition, creating priority areas for investment in the electricity grid and increasing South Africa’s green energy map, by enabling higher levels of renewable power penetration. ...
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WIND POWER GAINS GROUND

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has applauded the South African government for the massive progress made in policy over the last 12-months, beginning with the gazetted 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and all the very hard work done, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure its commitment to the ...
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WIND POWER AND THE AGRI SECTOR HAVE A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

The gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, as announced in September 2020, has paved the way for municipalities, in good financial standing, to be able to either develop or obtain their own power-generation capacity from Independent Power Producers (IPPs).  This offers another avenue of potential income ...
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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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