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

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

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

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

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.

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 announced the first successful bidders for the coal-based IPPP.
It’s good news for all independent developers, including those who are involved in renewables and sends a clear message to Eskom that their actions, which directly contradict government policy, will not be tolerated by the DoE, as they continue to progress the IPP programmes.