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Wind energy Production Will Help South Africa’s Economic Recovery – Sawea

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) was reacting to the National Energy Regulator’s (Nersa) endorsement of the ministerial determination to procure additional power of just over 11,800 megawatts. Renewable energy production from wind will play a role in South Africa’s economic recovery. That’s according to the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea). It was … Continue reading Wind energy Production Will Help South Africa’s Economic Recovery – Sawea

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South Africa: Local content to boost wind energy capacity

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) estimates that South Africa will need to produce roughly 640 wind turbines each year until 2029 to meet the energy goals outlined in the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) announced last month. Fortunately, capacity already exists in the country to produce 150 steel wind towers per year as … Continue reading South Africa: Local content to boost wind energy capacity

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South Africa wind energy industry to promote economic growth

Recent data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) puts Africa in third place with 8.4% growth in renewables capacity, which is largely made up of wind power. According to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), South Africa is spearheading this sector forward, contributing to greater social and economic growth. SAWEA Chair, Mercia … Continue reading South Africa wind energy industry to promote economic growth

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South Africa’s wind energy industry hails Ramaphosa’s commitment

South Africa’s wind Industry the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has applauded the newly elected South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to stabilise state owned enterprises. The Association also praised Minister Gigaba’s reiteration of the president’s sentiments in yesterday’s Budget Speech. “We applaud President Ramaphosa’s unequivocal commitment in the State of the Nation Address … Continue reading South Africa’s wind energy industry hails Ramaphosa’s commitment

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SAWEA establishes platform for women in energy

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has launched a programme that seeks to promote the professional and personal development of youth who are interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector. Through this programme, leading women in the energy sector are given the platform to connect with senior students at South African Universities and … Continue reading SAWEA establishes platform for women in energy

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South Africa got about 1,150MW of wind energy approved by government

The SA Wind Energy Association (Sawea) chief executive Johan van den Berg said yesterday the wind energy industry was ready to accelerate their programme to avoid “fallout from further construction delays and cost over-runs at the coal-fired Medupi station”. “We’ve got about 1 150MW of wind energy approved by government and more than 600MW is … Continue reading South Africa got about 1,150MW of wind energy approved by government

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Wind power can solve problems

The Communities For Wind organisation has been established under the auspices of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), to ensure people living around the wind farms benefit from their operations. Wind energy holds the promise of cheap, reliable power and an opportunity to address the poverty that bedevils South Africa’s farming communities. Poverty and … Continue reading Wind power can solve problems

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