2020 Coverage

Nxuba Wind Farm Ready To Deliver Power To Sns Grid

Covid 19 pandemic and national lockdown stalled completion of renewable energy project in Eastern Cape. The final wind turbine has been commissioned at the Nxuba wind farm near the Eastern Cape town of Cookhouse and the project is now ready to generate and supply energy to the national electricity grid.

Industrial investment will flow if South Africa ‘consistently’ builds 1.6 GW of wind yearly

Publication: Engineering News Publication Date: 2020/10/27 By: Terence Creamer, Creamer Media Editor Leading wind-energy project developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are convinced that South Africa’s plan to install 1.6 GW of new wind capacity yearly until 2030 is more than sufficient

Lower renewables costs driving up demand – Windaba panel

Publication: Engineering News Publication Date: 2020/10/27 By: Marleny Arnoldi, Creamer Media Online Writer Renewables remain the lowest-cost source of new power generation in most parts of the world, with prices continuing to decline and making it a promising sector for development in

SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030

Publication: ITWeb Publication Date: 2020/10/27 By Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s news editor. Over the next decade, the South African wind energy sector has set an ambitious target of powering over 9.3 million households. This emerged from yesterday’s Windaba Virtual Conference, with the sector

Huge Wind Potential In Africa Not Reflected In Investment

Though home to less than 1% of the world’s wind power, the continent’s wind energy potential is astounding, says the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation IFC .

SA wind industry gears up to deliver 14.4GW over the next decade

Publication: ESI Africa Publication Date: 2020/10/26 The Windaba Virtual Conference kicked-off today, presenting an assembly of industry thought leaders that are geared to support the wind industry as it enters into another decade of growth, set to transform South Africa’s energy landscape

UCT research unit shares considerations for REIPPPP going forward

Publication: Engineering News Publication Date: 2020/10/26 By: Marleny Arnoldi, Creamer Media Online Writer Power auctions are fast becoming the dominant procurement method for renewable energy globally, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is not without its crucial requirements for success. University of

Wind producers: Expect another 30GW of renewable energy in the next decade

Publication: News24 Publication Date: 2020/10/26 Sibongile Khumalo South African Wind Energy Association says it will have more than 30GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2030.The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has allocated 1.6 GW per annum from 2022 to 2030 to wind

‘Great opportunity’ to tap Mpumalanga’s grid capacity for just transition – IPP Office

Publication: Mining Weekly Publication Date: 2020/10/26 By: Terence Creamer, Creamer Media Editor The extension of South Africa’s renewable energy development zones (REDZs) to areas where coal jobs are at risk, but where grid capacity is available, represents a “great opportunity” to connect

Renewable Energy Thought Leaders Gather for 2 days of high-quality discussions

Publication: Green Economy Publication Date: 2020/10/18 Windaba Virtual Conference presents a 2-day virtual conference themed: 10 Years and Beyond – Wind Energy Leading two Decades of Energy Transition. The conference will take place from 26 to 27 October 2020 along slide a

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