The South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP)
The South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) is a multi-year technical assistance project that is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which is supporting the Government of South Africa in promoting the large-scale commercialization of wind energy. SAWEP has been formulated in close collaboration with the Department of Energy (DoE) and supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office.
SAWEP Phase 1 (2007 – 2010)
- “Green Power Guarantee Fund” established that enabled the City of Cape Town to enter into a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement with the Darling Wind Power Company (South Africa’s 1st Wind IPP).
- The Minister of Energy (July 2013) announcement of the WASA 1st Large Scale High Resolution Wind Resource map (250 m grid spacing) that is based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for wind resource assessment and validated with measurements of 10 wind measurement stations that were installed and operating since 2010.
- Support the establishment of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).
SAWEP Phase 2 (2015 to 2019)
Implementation of SAWEP 2 commenced in August 2016. SAWEP 2 has four focus areas: support of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (RE IPPPP); Expansion of WASA to cover the remaining Northern Cape areas not covered in WASA 1 and 2 with ongoing support of the Dept. of Environmental Affairs Strategic Environment Assessment; Support for the development of small-scale wind sector and Training and human capital development for the wind energy sector.
South Africa Wind Energy Project (Phase 2)
SAWEP 2 Project Coordination Unit (PCU):
Andre Otto (SANEDI) | Siyabonga Zondi (DoE)
Tel: +27 11 0384 4301 | +27 12 406 7904
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Siyabonga.Zondi@energy.gov.za
GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion business with a start-up mindset, bringing together one of the broadest energy products and digital services portfolios in the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro and innovative technologies such as hybrid systems and concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy is working on new ways to power the world’s biggest economies and most remote communities.
Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy or on twitter @GErenewables
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of the leading Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in Africa. At the core of our mandate, the DBSA seeks to play a pivotal role in delivering developmental infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
The strategy of the DBSA is to provide sustainable infrastructure project preparation, finance and implementation support in selected African markets to improve the quality of life of people, in support of economic growth and regional integration.
Our work targets investments mainly in the energy, transport, water and communications sectors. We also provide support to sectors such as health, education and housing.
Tel: +27 11 313 3911
The Nordex Group
The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore segment has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its 5000 employees worldwide for more than 30 years. As one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Nordex and Acciona Windpower brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions. The product range concentrates primarily on onshore turbines in the 1.5 – 4.8 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.
The Nordex Group’s new 140 and 148 metre rotors for the AW3000 platform deliver extremely competitive cost of energy for lighter wind regions, as well as one of the highest capacity factors in their class. These rotors complement the well proven 132 metre rotor which is now offered with an uprated generator that is able to deliver up to 3,465 MW.
The N149/4.0-4.5 is the latest development stage of the Group’s successful Delta4000 Series. It is the Group’s highest yielding onshore turbine for light and medium wind regions. The turbine has a 30 per cent increase in rotor sweep and a variable power output of between 4.0 and 4.5 MW. It is ideal for adapting to the grid operator’s individual requirements, local wind conditions and noise restraints.
The company’s main competitive advantages in the African market rely on the use of locally manufactured concrete towers for its high performing turbines, along with full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) capabilities from the Group’s Cape Town offices. The Group has 563.4 MW in operation and 547 MW under construction under South Africa’s REIPPPP.
Nordex Energy South Africa (RF) (PTY) Ltd.
Wembley Square 3, 2nd Floor
80 McKenzie Street
Gardens, Cape Town
Phone: +27 (21) 464 0200
Goldwind Africa Pty Ltd
With 20+ years experiences from 1998, and more than 44GM of wind turbines installed globally, Goldwind is the largest OEM of wind turbine in China and a globally leading provider of comprehensive wind power solutions.
- 28,500+ Units: Over 28,500 WTGs installed globally (including 24,000 PMDD units)
- 11.45 Billion: Over USD 11.45 billion in total asset (USD100≈RMB635)
- 2 IPOs: Shenzhen A-share: 002202; Hong Kong H-share: 2208
- 8,000+ Employees: 8,000 employees worldwide, including 2,000 R&D staff and technicians
- Top3 Globally: One of the top three 2017 global wind-turbine makers (Source: FTI)
- 1st in China: China’s leader in wind turbine maker in 2017(Source: CWEA)
2018, the 120MW Golden Valley and 32.5MW Excelsior wind farm in RSA are going to be constructed and use 61 units GW121/2.5MW turbines
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
With more than 35 years’ experience and a worldwide installed capacity of over 87 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a global technological leader in the wind industry with a presence in more than 70 countries. Its end-to-end value chain expertise encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. We strive to provide the best technological offer for each project, while driving down the LCoE to ensure long-term returns for customers.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 78 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 23,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
Vestas has been active in South Africa for 13 years, and in 2010 opened an office in Johannesburg serving Southern and Eastern Africa. Being a pioneer in the development of this wind market, Vestas is committed to the sustainable development of the South African wind energy sector for the long term. The Vestas Empowerment Trust is our black economic empowerment partner, owning 20% shares in Vestas Southern Africa. The Trust is strategically focused on improving public primary school education outcomes in the Grahamstown area in the Eastern Cape. The Trust is also committed to supporting socio-economic development initiatives that are directed towards the alleviation of poverty and the development of communities in other parts of the country, where the Vestas turbines are located through structured contributions.
Having won installed totalling 525 MW, 33% of the approved wind projects in South Africa, Vestas is one of the market leaders contributing to South Africa’s target of adding 8,400 MW of wind energy capacity by 2030.
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels:
Wind-Energy ENERCON South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
ENERCON products are known for their innovative technology, outstanding reliability and excellent returns on investment, worldwide. With its tried and tested drive system, constant technological sophistication and high quality standards, the company has been setting benchmarks in the wind energy industry for more than 30 years now. Currently, the product
catalogue includes turbines ranging from 800 kW to 4,200 kW. The German market leader has already installed more than 28,300 turbines worldwide with a total rated power of more than 48.0 gigawatts (03/2018). With praxis-oriented products and services in the field of integrated energy ENERCON continuously expands its business areas and strengthens its position as a system supplier for renewable energies.
ArcVera Renewables was formed in March 2017 through the merger of V-Bar, LLC and Chinook Wind, LLC. ArcVera provides consulting and technical services for wind and solar energy throughout the project lifecycle: Prospecting, Development, Financing, Construction, Operations and Repowering. Its team of atmospheric scientists, data analysts, and engineers leverage their advanced technical expertise and decades of global experience to meet the needs of clients worldwide. ArcVera services span Prospecting and Resource Assessment, Independent Engineering, Power Performance Testing, Plant Optimization, and Operations. The company has offices in the United States and Brazil.
Our acumen and experience in the disciplines of atmospheric science and engineering stem from the origins of the commercial wind energy industry and 80s-era through current wind turbine technology. This depth of experience enables us to deliver strategic insight and project optimization beyond what standard models provide and with greater value than market competitors.
ArcVera’s record of solid achievements continues to grow.
- 1st | Wind farms in 18 U.S. states plus 4 Latin American countries
- 6 of 7 | Continents with assessed and installed energy projects
- 40 | Percent of all U.S. wind capacity evaluated (~38,000 MWs)
- 1989 | Year of first financeable wind assessment in California
- 40+ | Types of wind turbine models reviewed
We lead our renewable energy clients to confident decisions and maximum advantage by delivering accurate and trustworthy insights. For more information, please visit: www.arcvera.com
Enel Green Power
Founded in December 2008, part of Enel Group, Enel Green Power develops and manages activities for the generation of energy from renewable sources worldwide. Enel Green Power is present in 30 countries* in 5 continents with a managed capacity of over 42 GW and over 1,200 plants. Our production mix includes the main renewable sources: wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal.
Enel’s Presence in South Africa
EGP operates more than 520 MW of wind and solar plants, namely the 88 MW Nojoli wind farm and the 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm in the Eastern Cape province as well as the PV plants Paleisheuwel (82.5 MW, situated in the Western Cape province); Tom Burke (66 MW, in the Limpopo province); Upington (10 MW) and Adams (82.5 MW), both located in the Northern Cape province; and Pulida (82.5 MW), located in the Free State province.
In 2018, EGP concluded project financing agreements for five wind projects, the wind farms were all awarded in round 4 of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Each project is minority-owned by a local partner.
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC)
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is a state-of-the-art training facility located in Cape Town, South Africa. An initiative of the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) and managed by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), SARETEC trains for a broad range of stakeholders in the African wind industry, which includes Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and Independent Service Providers (ISP’s).
SARETEC offers a South African qualification for Wind Turbine Service Technicians (WTST) and as a BZEE Academy network partner can provide a suite of wind training courses from this industry recognised German Academy. Both these internationally recognised certifications are offered fulltime or in a modular short course format. SARETEC is promoting its hybrid training offerings to support Wind Turbine Service Technician training in East and North Africa.
SARETEC is a certified Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training facility and offers the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT) training. In partnership with AltiTec (UK), SARETEC offers Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Repair Technician training for the wind and composite market.
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Senvion Holding GmbH
Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 152 meters. Senvion offers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction.
Senvion es un fabricante líder global en aerogeneradores onshore y offshore. La empresa desarrolla, produce y vende aerogeneradores para cada ubicación – con potencia nominal de 2 MW a 6.5 MW y diámetros de rotor de 82 a 152 metros. Adicionalmente, la empresa ofrece a sus clientes soluciones de proyecto específicas en las áreas de “llave en mano”, mantenimiento y operación, transporte e instalación, además de la planificación y construcción de las cimentaciones.
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa
Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa has been awarded a total of 848 megawatts of wind and solar projects under the REIPPPP programme since the first round in 2011, making it the country’s most successful independent renewable energy developer. The company has already delivered five wind and solar PV plants into commercial operation under the programme, with a combined generation capacity of almost 600MW. A further two large-scale wind projects, totalling 250MW have entered the construction phase in June 2018 and are expected to become operational in 2020 – these projects represent an investment of approximately 6.6 billion Rand.