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 SA Wind Energy Association has urged the Government to accelerate measures to increase the production of power from renewable energy sources.

With the country last week experiencing several bouts of loadshedding, the organization says ramping up the supply of electricity through renewable sources will see more power gradually become available to the national grid.

CEO of the SA Wind Energy Association, Niveshen Govender says land should be made available where wind farms can be erected.

Govender says loadshedding continues to severely impact businesses.

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