The South African Wind Energy Association says the increased procurement of electricity from Independent Power Producers, hold many social, economic and environmental benefits for South Africa.
This, after the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on Friday, gazetted approval, to add additional electricity-generation to the country’s grid.
Minister Gwede Manthashe last week published the new regulations, which will see Eskom mandated to acquire additional power, from IPPs.
CEO at the Association, Ntombifuthi Ntuli, says up to 40-million-Rand of investment could flow into the country, on a yearly-basis, through the development of the wind-energy sector.
“Wind energy is a clear building block for economic recovery” – Ms Ntombifuthi Ntuli, the CEO of @_sawea #ClimateDiplomacyWeek #JustGreenRecovery #SA_EUtalks #TeamEurope #EUGreenDeal #YouthAreLeading #United4Climate #TECDW2020
— Youth@SAIIA (@Youth_SAIIA) September 22, 2020
DETERMINATION UNDER SECTION 34(1) OF THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT, 2006
In consultation with NERSA, we have determined that new generation capacity is needed to be procured to contribute towards energy security. The Electricity must be purchased by @Eskom_SA pic.twitter.com/2UmFrRcAvB
— Gwede Mantashe (@GwedeMantashe1) September 25, 2020
IRP’s wind component could trigger yearly investments of R40bn, create 144 000 jobs by 2030 https://t.co/C60eGnuuwN
— Francis B. Jackson (@FrancisBJackson) September 23, 2020