The expanded and accelerated renewable energy investment programme (REIPPP) underway in South Africa has stimulated investment and created a thriving market for wind energy. There are currently 294 wind turbines installed with plans to reach 2,500 by 2020. The newest prices for wind power under the REIPPPP are 40% cheaper per electricity unit than the newest coal. In the first half of 2015, wind energy saved South Africa 1.8 billion rand more than in cost.
The 5th edition of Windaba, organised by GWEC and SAWEA, is themed: "Powering the winds of change", and reflects the industry's conviction that wind energy can fill South Africa's current energy gap with low cost, clean electricity which can be brought on grid within a relatively short time frame.
Registration can be made via the event website. The Windaba conference and exhibition will take place in Cape Town from 4-5 November 2105.