Wind sector targets R400bn post-COVID-19 economic recovery
The sector estimates the wind sector alone will invest between R300 billion and R400 billion and create 25 000 jobs in South Africa by 2030.
Eskom’s COVID-19 power curtailment bid stuns wind sector
The industry seeks legal counsel over Eskom’s plan to curtail operational wind farms, with the utility citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19.
No penalties for renewable energy delays during lockdown
Twelve wind farms currently under construction are not classified as essential services and will be part of the national lockdown, says SAWEA.
Construction starts at R2.9bn Oyster Bay Wind Farm
Italian company Enel begins construction of its Oyster Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape province.
Renewables industry challenges Gordhan on contract re-negotiation
The sector is at odds with the minister's move to re-negotiate renewable energy contracts in order to alleviate pressure on Eskom.
Wind industry commits to transformation, indigenisation
A commitment statement drafted by members of the wind energy industry has been adopted at an AGM of the South African Wind Energy Association.
Wind body questions SA's energy investment choices
The organisation queries the basis for investment choices made in SA's Integrated Resource Plan update of 2018.