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Fresh energy for the wind sector in the wings

SAWEA and the Energy Water Sector Education Training Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage young professionals to enter the energy sector.

Ed’s note: Our present and future

These men and women have put solid foundations in place, for which we are grateful and acknowledge their contribution.
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SAWEA: Amended Schedule 2 will boost local clean energy sector

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, SAWEA CEO, said: “This announcement means that the industry can now easily enter into Power Purchase Agreements with private entities ... and deliver projects quickly, which will stimulate economic recovery."
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Young women training to be wind turbine service technicians

Twenty-five-year old Eyethu Mabena is part of a cohort of eight youth being trained as wind turbine service technicians under the stewardship of the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre. 
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Internships help develop the renewables market’s skills pipeline

An internship programme, which launched six years ago, has already provided career opportunities to seventy-four young students who have passed through the programme.
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Localisation means the entire renewable energy value chain could ‘win’

South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) recently hosted a webinar where industry experts shared their insights on the opportunities renewable energy presents not only for the possible bidders but also the entire renewable energy value chain.

Wind sector CEOs urge G20 leaders to prioritise renewable energy

CEOs of companies within the wind energy sector, including the South African Wind Energy Association CEO, have written an open letter to G20 member countries urging them to prioritise renewable energy in the face of the global climate crisis.
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Realigned focus signals SA’s renewable energy sector coming of age

A decade into South Africa’s renewable energy programme, evidence of a maturing sector continues to come to the fore, most recently with the launch of a programme that will help the sector to be a legitimate actor in the just energy transition.

EnergyDRIVE sets out to inspire students on green energy in SA

School learners across South Africa’s green energy map are getting ready to welcome the EnergyDRIVE, a partnership between the South African Wind Energy Association and the Durban University of Technology.

SAWEA welcomes threshold increase and moves to an open electricity market

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.