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
  • SA renewable energy associations to launch umbrella body

    15 December 2011 | Johannesburg: Four leading renewable energy associations have announced their intention to launch an umbrella body to act as a single voice championing the importance and relevance of the renewable energy industry in South Africa. The announcement comes in the wake of the Green Economy Accord recently concluded through a series of engagements amongst Government, Business, Labour and Community at Nedlac. This accord envisages aggressively addressing climate change concerns and the need to grow ...

    Posted at December 17, 2013 | Categories : Press Room
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