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

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.

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.

IPPs and other members of the supply chain for South Africa’s renewable energy sector will gather in Cape Town in November for the country’s leading wind energy conference, Windaba, which is entering its 6th year. Organised by the trade association the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) the theme of the event is ‘Towards 100% renewables’ a goal that experts believe is entirely possible with the right legislative and policy frameworks in place.

SAWEA CEO Johan van den Berg comments: “We believe 100% renewables is achievable in two decades. The soon-to-be released, remodelled Integrated Resource Plan asks wind energy to build by far the most capacity – 1850 megawatts (MW) per year. This is logical as it is South Africa’s lowest cost new energy source. By 2020 there will be around 6000 MWs (2500 turbines) installed and this will likely be 40,000 MWs or 15000 turbines in the future.”

Windaba attracts all key industry figures and always guarantees the highest calibre speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

If you have not yet confirmed your involvement in Windaba 2016, there are still a few spaces in the Expo, although they are selling out fast. Delegates can also still register right up until the conference begins. For further information please visit: www.windaba.co.za

You may also be interested in attending our inaugural sister conference WindAc Africa which will take place directly before Windaba on 31 October to 1 November, also in Cape Town: www.windac-africa.com

Further information:

About SAWEA
SAWEA is a non-profit, industry organisation representing the wind industry in South Africa. Its members include both national and international entities active in the entire wind energy supply chain. Its aim is to promote the sustainable use of commercial wind energy in South Africa; to contribute knowledge and human resources to the streamlining of the policy and regulatory framework for wind in SA; to facilitate synergy between the growth of the industry and the achievement of the broader socio-economic aims of Government (including training, job creation and localisation); to disseminate information; to act as a focal point for discussion between members, government, the media and the public. www.sawea.org.za

Windaba 2016
Windaba is the annual, official wind industry event hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The annual conference and exhibition will take place on 2-3 November 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. For further information, please visit www.windaba.co.za

WindAc-Africa
In its inaugural year, WindAc-Africa is positioned to become the leading academic wind conference on the Continent. The event, which will be held at the South African Renewable Technology Centre (SARETEC) in Cape Town, aims to be the platform for an international high-quality academic exchange, which will cover the entire wind-power value chain from wind resource to policy making for wind energy. An impressive international steering committee has been established to develop the programme content.  For the latest information on the programme visit: www.windac-africa.com

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