After months of delays and legal challenges. South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth R55.92 billion with independent power producers on Wednesday, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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
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
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
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
“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
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.
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 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.