Press Room

  • SAREC VIEW ON RESIGNATION OF CEO OF ESKOM

    The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) noted and responded to the resignation of Eskom’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brian Molefe, calling on a shift of attitude from the country’s electricity public utility. SAREC has in the main had a constructive working relationship with Eskom around the globally successful Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPP) since its inception in 2012. “We have, however, found the increasingly irrational and inaccurate criticisms leveled at renewable energy and the ...

    Posted at November 23, 2016 | Categories : Press Room
  • SAREC responds to state capture report and expidition of round 4 projects

    The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has responded to the disclosures in the Public Protector’s State Capture report, which were released last week. The renewable energy body, which acts as an umbrella body to the various renewable energy technologies such as the wind, solar photovoltaic and hydro energy, is of the opinion that Eskom’s delay in issuing final budget quotes to preferred bidders in Round 4 and Round 4 extension of the Renewable Energy ...

    Posted at November 23, 2016 | Categories : Press Room
  • INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS TAKE ON ESKOM THROUGH NATIONAL ENERGY REGULATOR

    The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has lodged an official complaint with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) over Eskom’s failure to comply with ministerial determinations. The complaint relates to Eskom’s public refusal to enter into power purchase agreements with Preferred Bidders arising from government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Produce Procurement Programme. In the event that Eskom is found guilty, SAWEA has requested that NERSA impose the maximum legislated penalty of 10 ...

    Posted at November 3, 2016 | Categories : Press Room
  • GREEN OFFICE WEEK 2016: 18 – 22 APRIL 2016

    The office building situated at 53 Dudley Road, Parkwood, houses IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd, Warburton Attorneys and the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC). A “Sustainability Strategy” was developed for the building due to the environmental focus of each of the entities whose offices are located in the building. The Strategy focuses on the following key areas related to the offices ...

    Posted at April 15, 2016 | Categories : Press Room
  • SAREC congratulates…

    Business day 14 May 2015

    Posted at May 14, 2015 | Categories : Press Room
  • Renewables council to present united voice

    By: Pimani Baloyi The newly launched South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) aims to consolidate the voices of the renewable-energy sector and present them to government and other stakeholders, as the country’s renewable-energy sector experiences unprecedented growth, says the council. Sarec comprises the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia), the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea), the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern ...

    Posted at July 16, 2014 | Categories : Press Room
  • New umbrella body for renewables sector formally launched

    By: Terence Creamer The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has been formally launched as the umbrella body and “single voice” for all renewable-energy associations in the country. The organisation comprises the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea), the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa and the Southern African Solar Thermal and Electricity Association, and has set up offices in Johannesburg. Chairperson Johan van ...

    Posted at May 23, 2014 | Categories : Press Room
  • Government’s intention to allocate further contracts for potential renewable projects

    11 December 2013 | Power FM | PM Live | 1700-1800: Government’s intention to allocate further contracts for potential renewable projects 1734 3rd guest speaker: Johan van der Berg (Chairperson of the South African Renewable Energy Council-SAWEA) said “the procurement of the renewable energy is being done in bidding around. Since the advent of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme the wind energy industry has seen impressive growth. “Coupled with the competitive pricing that wind ...

    Posted at December 13, 2013 | Categories : Press Room
  • Renewable Energy Council welcomes possibility of additional installations in REIPPPP round 3

    10 December 2013: The South African Renewable Energy Council (“SAREC”) today congratulated Government on its intent to consider allocating further contracts to potential renewable energy projects wanting to supply electricity to the national grid. The third bidding round of South Africa’s award winning Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme has just closed. It was heavily over-subscribed. Given the excellent prices available from renewable energy producers, Government has indicated that it is considering enlarging the third bid ...

    Posted at December 17, 2013 | Categories : Press Room
  • Renewable Energy Council Urges Government to Enable Green Economy

    5 November 2013 | Johannesburg: The South African Renewable Energy Council (“SAREC”) has urged Government to reconsider the procurement rules for renewable energy in order to create more jobs, stimulate local manufacturing and foster a South African supply chain.  The Council represents industry associations for all the major renewable energies presently being developed in the country. The country has set out a vision of building 42% of new electricity projects from renewable energy by 2030. The third ...

    Posted at December 17, 2013 | Categories : Press Room
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