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In response to Karen Breytenbach exiting the Independent Power Producer’s Office, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) expressed trust in the Office.

SAWEA trusts that the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P), which is one of the country’s most highly regarded public-private partnership (PPP) projects, is well enough established to withstand this transition.

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“The REI4P is structured in a manner to ensure that its integrity and viability, as a programme, can endure a change in leadership,” said Mercia Grimbeek, Chair of SAWEA. 

The wind industry is immensely grateful to Karen Breytenbach, for her years of dedication and drive.

She has been instrumental in creating a world-class programme and we hope that her successor will bring the same level of insight and guidance to safeguard the programme and permit it to continue to flourish and attract much needed local and global investment.