Energy News

Why green energy finally makes economic sense

Renewable energy experts have long hoped that solar and wind power would someday become the cheapest way to generate electricity, allowing the world to shift away from fossil fuel. That day has now arrived, much sooner [...]

Wind sector responds to renewed load shedding and IRP

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the recent load-shedding that the country is experiencing once again. The Association sees the current energy constraints as a clear symptom of Eskom fleet’s reduced energy [...]

Southern Africa to become a global wind energy powerhouse

Windaba 2019 kicked off with a welcome address by His Honourable Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Mr Gwede Mantashe, acknowledging the role of the wind sector in South Africa’s economic growth. Southern Africa is moving [...]

Another delay in the energy IRP – wind sector reacts

Wind energy sector serves the countries development agenda but requires the 2019 IRP As the Energy Sector once again hear of yet another delay in the release of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update, the [...]

Ntombifuthi Ntuli takes charge of the wind industry

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has announced the appointment of Ntombifuthi Ntuli as CEO, who is tasked with steering the R200 billion wind industry, by drawing on her deep knowledge and talents gained during [...]

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believes that it’s time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country’s outdated system.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 [...]

Wind farm beneficiary programmes to exert to towns in 50km radius

Umoya Energy Wind Farm, situated close to the historic West Coast town of Hopefield, is home to one of South Africa’s first wind farms. This wind farm’s flagship programme has been benefiting the residents of Hopefield [...]

Wind energy conference opens doors for African Development

As concerns around energy security in South Africa grow, so does it for the rest of the continent, where access to energy plagues close to 1 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. It is therefore befitting [...]

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 [...]