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New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind … Continue reading New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

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Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a wind power order for the 148 MW South African Oyster Bay wind farm. It marks a very positive re-start of the South African wind energy market and follows a 294 MW order for two other wind turbines projects in South Africa, taking Vestas’ total announced order intake from … Continue reading Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

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Vestas wins 294 MW wind farm order in South African auction and introduces the first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in Africa

Vestas’ global partner Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a 294 MW wind power order of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, delivered in 4.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, for two projects in South Africa. The projects consist of 147 MW each and debut the V136-4.2 MW in the South African market and will feature the largest … Continue reading Vestas wins 294 MW wind farm order in South African auction and introduces the first V136-4.2 MW wind turbines in Africa

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Wind energy in South Africa

Join Brenda Martin, CEO of South African Wind Energy Association, and Steve Sawyer, Senior Policy Advisor at Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … South Africa’ webcast on Tuesday 9 October at 15h CEST. South Africa’s competitive tender process (Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P)) was launched by the Department … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa

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Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 wind turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” wind power projects. The wind farm “Garob” comprises 46 wind turbines which Enel Green Power has ordered. The second wind farm (“Copperton”) comprises 34 wind turbines for the developer and … Continue reading Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

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SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in the absence of solar radiation, extending … Continue reading SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

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Enel Green Power Signs Project Financing for 700 MW of New Wind Power Projects in South Africa

Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), the Enel Group’s South African renewables company, signed with senior lenders Nedbank Limited and Absa[1] all project financing agreements for up to 950 million euros, namely up to 80% of the overall investment of around 1.2 billion euros on a portfolio of five new wind projects, totalling roughly 700 … Continue reading Enel Green Power Signs Project Financing for 700 MW of New Wind Power Projects in South Africa

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Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature a rated capacity of 2.3 MW and a 108 meters diameter rotor. While the 140 MW Kangnas wind farm project is located near Springbok in the Northern Cape, another … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa

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Mainstream Renewable Power completes financial close for two wind farms in South Africa

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announced the successful completion of financial close for two wind farms in South Africa that have a combined capacity of 250 MW. A consortium led by Mainstream was awarded the contracts for the wind farms by the Department of Energy in South Africa under the fourth round … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power completes financial close for two wind farms in South Africa

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South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

South Africa is falling behind on renewable energy project implementation, even as other nations accelerate their plans for green energy. According to data from Greenbyte, a renewable energy management systems manufacturer, SA lags far behind fellow BRICS country China which has 188 232MW (megawatts) of wind power capacity and 106 921MW of solar energy capacity. … Continue reading South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

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Nordex Group awarded contract for 147 MW in South Africa

With the signing of the power purchase agreement by public-sector utility Eskom, the contract for the installation of the South African wind farm “Roggeveld” has now also come into effect. This order for the Nordex Group entails 47 AW125/3150 and AW125/3000 turbines with a combined capacity of around 147 megawatts and a high capacity factor … Continue reading Nordex Group awarded contract for 147 MW in South Africa

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Building Energy Signs Agreements With the South African Energy Ministry for the Development of a 147 MW Wind Power Project in Roggeveld

Building Energy, a multinational company operating as a global integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the Renewable Energy Industry, on 4 April 2018  signed Power Purchase Agreements in Johannesburg with the South African state owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd to build, own and operate a 147 MW wind plant in Roggeveld and a 4,7 … Continue reading Building Energy Signs Agreements With the South African Energy Ministry for the Development of a 147 MW Wind Power Project in Roggeveld

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Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa’s state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead on Tuesday with the full … Continue reading Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

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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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Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

The US$880 million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operation. Mott MacDonald was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s financing and construction stages and will now monitor operations in an ongoing role. Awarded during the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent … Continue reading Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

Last week, the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, marked a milestone as the wind farms officially connected to the Eskom grid. The wind farms have been synchronised via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines is reported to have commenced. Commenting on the development, country construction manager … Continue reading Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage system using molten salts that … Continue reading Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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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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Enel starts operating new South African wind farm

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has started commercial operation at its 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm, located in the Kouga Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. William Price, Country Manager in South Africa, said: “Gibson Bay is the second wind farm we have brought to life … Continue reading Enel starts operating new South African wind farm

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Enel brings two new South African PV plants

Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has brought the 82.5 MW Adams and Pulida solar PV plants, which are respectively located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces, into commercial operation. “Enel Green Power RSA’s two new solar projects were completed ahead of schedule, according to the … Continue reading Enel brings two new South African PV plants

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