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Offshore wind offers decarbonisation solution for South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th October 2021 A number of energy experts, academics and researchers view offshore wind as the answer to help South Africa decrease its carbon emissions by over 40% by 2025. “The wind market in South Africa is currently focussed on onshore wind, because we have the land space available and it is cost... 

Wind industry to approach DMRE with pitch for unlocking domestic value-chains from $8bn roll-out 

By: Terence Creamer     8th October 2021 The domestic wind industry plans to approach the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) with a series of recommendations for boosting local content and direct South African involvement in the deployment of 4 300 MW of new wind capacity over the coming three years. The proposals focus... 

Offshore wind potential may be SA’s answer to decarbonisation

8th October 2021 South Africa was one of many nations that signed an intended nationally determined contribution to commit to reducing carbon emissions, COP21. This pledge requires the country to decrease carbon emissions by over 40% by 2025, and according to the Department of Environmental Affairs renewable... 

Hybrid energy systems key for country’s energy mix, experts posit

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th October 2021 As South Africa continues on its journey to a greener economy, energy experts who gathered at this year’s Windaba conference, in Cape Town, predict that the country’s future energy mix is likely to include dispatchable power, in the form of hybrid systems. This follows the Department of Mineral... 

Experts discuss role of hybrid energy systems in SA energy mix - Windaba conference

8th October 2021 As South Africa continues on its journey to a greener economy, energy experts, who gathered at this year’s Windaba conference, predict that our future energy mix is likely to include dispatchable power, in the form of hybrid systems  This follows the DMRE’s launch of its technology agnostic Risk... 

PCC’s Olver sees updating IRP to exclude new coal as key policy priority

By: Terence Creamer     7th October 2021 Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) executive director Dr Crispian Olver says updating South Africa’s energy policy to exclude any new coal capacity to 2030 and beyond, while increasing the allocation for renewable energy to at least 30 GW by the end of the decade should be key priorities for... 

Mature local wind energy industry ready to deliver 14.4 GW of capacity over the next decade 

By: Schalk Burger     7th October 2021 The tenth yearly wind industry conference Windaba, which opened on October 7, marks a decade of wind power in South Africa and the industry has matured to the point that it is ready and able to build an additional 14.4 GW of wind power capacity over the next decade, says industry organisation... 

Event celebrates ten-year milestone

By: Cameron Mackay     1st October 2021 The annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition 2021, will take place on October 7 and 8 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre as part of celebrating the wind industry’s being operational in South Africa for ten years, says South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) chairperson Mercia... 

Windaba to return to Cape Town convention centre this year

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th May 2021 The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has unveiled the theme for this year’s Windaba conference, ‘Renaissance of the Wind Energy Industry - Delivering Economic Benefits for South Africa’ . The two-day event, which returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre following a... 

‘Great opportunity’ to tap Mpumalanga’s grid capacity for just transition  

By: Terence Creamer     13th November 2020 The extension of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) to areas where coal jobs are at risk, but where grid capacity is available, represents a “great opportunity” to connect new renewable-energy generators while also supporting a just transition for coal workers, a senior... 

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