SAWEA welcomes govt’s commitment to renewables

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on Thursday appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as to the Finance, Energy and Public Enterprises Ministers to ensure the setting of a firm date for concluding power purchase agreements (PPAs) for duly procured renewable energy, by no later than March 31, when key legal documents will expire. Following the tabling of the 2018 Budget on Wednesday, SAWEA CEO Brenda Martin said the association welcomed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s acknowledgement of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s instruction to Eskom to conclude all PPAs with independent power producers.