Press Releases

IMPROVING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPONENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is working with key constituencies to help improve the implementation of Economic Development components through industry practice. ...
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/ Press 2018

WIND POWER AND RENEWABLES ECO-SYSTEM IS READY FOR GROWTH

South Africa’s manufacturing and construction industries in particular, stand to benefit immediately from the conclusion of Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement Programmes (REI4Ps) recently signed Power Purchase Agreements. ...
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/ Press 2018

GOVERNMENT HAS RE-CONFIRMED ITS COMMITMENT TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

Government has today re-confirmed its commitment to the renewable energy sector and will continue its intended partnership with the private sector in mutual pursuit of diversifying South Africa’s power mix in support of energy and economic security. The conclusion of duly procured power purchase agreements (PPAs) signal a reawakening ...
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/ Featured, Press 2018

COURT RULES AGAINST NUMSA/TRANSFORM SA INTERDICT APPLICATION

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the court’s ruling today, which has found against NUMSA/Transform SA’s application to bring an urgent interdict against the signing of the procured Renewable Energy (RE) Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). ...
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/ Featured, Press 2018

SAWEA RESPONDS TO NUMSA’S MISLEADING ARGUMENTS

The South African Wind Energy Association is concerned that the arguments cited by NUMSA and Transform SA in their interdict application against renewable power purchase agreement (RE PPA) conclusion, are misleading. Job losses must be avoided wherever possible, but false claims do not enable sound decision-making. “The attempt to halt ...
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/ Press 2018

SAWEA RESPONDS TO ANOTHER PPA DELAY

Today was meant to mark the reawakening of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), first initiated in 2011. “The delayed investment of over R59 billion, the creation of over 13 000 construction jobs and a further 2000 operations jobs was meant to be unlocked today,” said Brenda ...
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/ News 2018, Press 2018

WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES RENEWABLE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME BACK ON TRACK

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, are today celebrating Minister Radebe's confirmation that the country's renewable procurement programme will resume. The Energy minister has set a firm date for the conclusion of duly procured power purchase agreements (PPAs): Tuesday March 13th, 2018 ...
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/ General News, Press 2018

WIND ENERGY COSTS FAR LESS – MAKING IT THE LOGICAL CHOICE

“South Africa should urgently restart its large scale renewables industry in order to benefit from the continued decline in renewables prices achieved globally and grow its green economy industrial base”, says Brenda Martin, CEO of SAWEA. While South Africa’s renewables programme has been stalled over the past three years, falling ...
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/ Press 2018

SAWEA LOOKS TO NEW MINISTERS TO GET POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS SIGNED

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement in response to President Ramaphosa's Cabinet reshuffle this week, which ushered Cabinet veteran Minister Jeff Radebe into the Energy portfolio with immediate effect. ...
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/ Press 2018

WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY WELCOME PRESIDENTIAL INTERVENTION TO STABILISE SOE’S

21 February 2018 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement applauding the newly appointed President’s commitment to stabilising state owned enterprises and Minister Gigaba’s reiteration of these sentiments, in today’s Budget Speech. “We applaud President Ramaphosa’s unequivocal commitment in the State of the Nation Address to ...
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/ News 2018, Press 2018

SAWEA appeals to Nersa to do the right thing

Thursday, 14 September 2017 SAWEA and its legal counsel have strongly objected to both Eskom’s lack of engagement and the National Regulator’s refusal to open today’s hearing to the public, which is inconsistent with our country’s constitutional principles of openness, transparency and fairness, as well as NERSA’s own legislation. ...
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/ Press 2018, Press Releases

More good news for South Africa’s IPPs as LNG and coal programmes progress

In a further display of commitment from government to independent power producers (IPPs) the long awaited preliminary information memorandum for the liquefied natural gas Independent Power Producer’s Programme (IPPP) was released by the Department of Energy (DoE) last week. Additional progress was made earlier this week when the Energy Minister ...
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/ Press 2018, Press Releases

Minister Gives Eskom Green Light to Sign PPAs

SAWEA has responded to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, giving Eskom the green light to sign the outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable power producers. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is relieved that the 27 renewable energy projects, which include wind, solar PV and CSP ...
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/ Press 2018, Press Releases
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ENERGYDRIVE IN CAPE TOWN to demonstrate renewable energy technologies and promote skills

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck, has arrived in Cape Town, completing the first half of its 3-week wind route journey across the country, having taught thousands of learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has partnered with the Durban University of ...
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/ Press 2017, Press Releases

WORKING TO STRENGTHEN EASTERN CAPE WIND ENERGY COMMUNITY TRUSTS

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) hosted the first of series of workshops focused on Wind Farm Community Trusts.  The workshop brought together Community Trustees, Economic Development Managers, and representatives from both the Government’s Independent Power Producer’s (IPP) office and wind farms in the region. Initiated to better ...
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/ Press 2017
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