Wind industry will join celebrations at Renewable Energy Festival in Cape Town

Wind industry will join celebrations at Renewable Energy Festival in Cape Town

The South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA) Wind4Communities working group is taking a stand at the Word Wildlife Fund’s Renewable Energy Festival at Green Point Track (Corner of Granger Bay Blvd and Fritz Sonnenberg Rd) on Saturday 28 March.

The group consists of members of the wind industry dedicated to working with communities to create benefits and sustainable initiatives from funds generated by wind energy in South Africa.

“As well as providing much needed power to the grid, wind energy generated substantial funds for nearby communities. We are dedicated to working with these communities to ensure these resources are used in the most effective and efficient way, to make a real difference to people’s lives,” explains group chairperson Marion Thompson-Green.

“We are also keen to provide members of the public with information about wind energy in general, the many benefits it brings to the country and any questions they may have for us.”

SAWEA will also be inviting festival goers to join the international #iheartwind awareness campaign, where visitors will be encouraged to write their reasons why they love wind on a specially designed poster and have their photograph taken with their personal words.  More about the campaign here:

The stand will also provide facts and statistics on wind energy and detailed information on community benefits and initiatives relating to wind energy.

Other festival events include: music, food and craft stalls and a variety of talks and presentations related to renewable energy.


Editor’s notes:

For further information or to interview Johan Van den Berg, please mail: or call +27 (0) 11 2140664.

More information on the festival is available here:

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.
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