Wind energy industry welcome presidential intervention to stabilise SOE’s

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

SAWEA appeals to Nersa to do the right thing

Thursday, 14 September 2017
SAWEA and its legal counsel have strongly objected to both Eskom’s lack of engagement and the National Regulator’s refusal to open today’s hearing to the public, which is inconsistent with our country’s constitutional principles of openness, transparency and fairness, as well as NERSA’s own legislation.

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.

Minister Gives Eskom Green Light to Sign PPAs

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