wind energy

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.

May 28, 2020

Global wind energy sector sets new supply record

The industry installed 22 893 wind turbines produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63GW of capacity, says the Global Wind Energy Council.

Apr 2, 2020

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.

Apr 1, 2020

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.

Feb 6, 2020

SA industry targets 170 wind farms in 10 years

The local wind industry awaits a ministerial determination to green-light the next round of wind farms to be built.

Dec 10, 2019

Renewables sector’s tough call to govt over Eskom

The sector says if the restrictions were lifted, government could buy that additional energy at a tariff it was prepared to pay.

Nov 5, 2019

Enel breaks ground on R6.4bn wind farms

The company begins the construction of its Karusa and Soetwater wind farms, with an installed capacity of 140MW each.


Renewable energy to balloon by 50% globally

The adoption of clean energy sources is on the rise globally and in five years massive wattage from renewables is expected to be added to the grid.

May 28, 2019

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.

Feb 18, 2019

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.

Oct 29, 2018

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.

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