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.
SAWEA has responded to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, giving Eskom the green light to sign the outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable power producers. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is relieved that the 27 renewable energy