The SA Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed the opening of Round 6 of procurement of renewable energy to allow more electricity to be made available to the country’s energy mix.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy this week announced the opening of Round 6 of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme which will procure a further 2,600 MW of renewable energy from Independent Power Producers.
SAWEA CEO, Niveshen Govender says in this round, 1.6 GW of electricity would be procured from wind energy producers.

Govender says the procurement of the additional electricity would help stabilize the country’s energy supply.

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The environmental advocacy group, The Green Connection has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to rethink his climate action response.
The group reacted to Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address and says South Africa’s future energy plans should not include oil and gas exploration.
Strategic Lead at the Green Connection Liziwe McDaid says more emphasis should be placed on using renewables to address energy challenges.

McDaid says future development should be more environmentally-focused.

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