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SAWEA calls for urgent finalisation of the Integrated Resource Plan

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. [...]

SAWEA supports small scale embedded generation to open energy supply industry

The wind industry believes that it’s time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country’s outdated system. To shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more [...]

Energy Systems and meeco complete 4 solar rooftop projects in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian renewable energy company Energy Systems and The meeco Group partnered in 2018 in order to support the country’s clean energy approach and equip private as well as commercial customers with sustainable energy solutions. Taking into [...]

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu and is pleased to announce  that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield [...]

Treasury tables Carbon Tax Bill

Tabling of the Carbon Tax Bill The Minister of Finance tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament on 20 November 2018, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget and by the [...]

SONA brings welcome clarity to SA energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday, has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, says Brenda Martin CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The sector [...]

Energy Award Winners announced for 2018 

The 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference took place from the 13thto the 14th November at Emperors Palace Convention centre in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The Conference brings together and serves the energy management-, environmental-, facilities [...]

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution – promises stability and growth Addressing delegates during the second day of SAWEA’s annual Windaba conference the Department of Energy (DoE), acknowledged the Wind sector’s ability to [...]

African Power Platform Launches Comprehensive Library of Energy Information

Jorge Lascas, founder and managing director of the African Power Platform (APP), announced that stakeholders and other interested parties can now access the APP’s extensive library of articles, studies and relevant documentation about all aspects of [...]

Find out the truth in the myriad of anti-plastic messages

It is time to find truth and balance in the myriad calls for plastics to be replaced with alternatives or degradable versions. If we don’t, we risk setting policies, formulating regulations, enacting legislation and investing in [...]