23 February 2022 | 15:00-16:00 GMT
The African continent is set for growth, the population is expected to grow by 1.4% each year until 2030. GDP is expected to grow by 4%. This development is demanding huge investments in infrastructure including the energy markets to keep up with the growth, access to electricity being one of the main challenges African citizens consider to encompass and unlock their growth path. African governments have acknowledged that growth can only be supported through sustainable solutions, which means an obvious opportunity for wind energy. Offering a cost-competitive solution, wind energy has the potential to drive not only the electrification level in Africa (currently only 43% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity according to the World Energy Outlook 2018 from IEA), but to also support the economic growth and development of African markets.
Back to Handbook Political Framework When increasing the share of wind and renewable energy in a market, design of the policy framework is one of the most essential topics. In general, the purpose of such a framework is to create transparency and signal firm commitment to wind energy over a long period of time. A …
12 September 2019 I 15:00-16:00 CEST
8-9 October 2019 I Cape Town, South Africa
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed and endorsed a new report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the (ZAR 1.8 billion) less-than-zero costs of renewable energy to the country. The CSIR has just released its latest calculations on the increasing savings these technologies are achieving. Collectively wind energy and solar power (photovoltaic) saved ZAR 4 billion from January to June this year. Wind energy produced net savings of ZAR 1.8 billion and was also cash positive for Eskom by ZAR 300 million.