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Investment in wind energy cascades to communities

Africa’s leading wind energy event, Windaba, has wrapped up in Cape Town, with its organisers confident of the event’s role in transitioning South Africa to a cleaner energy future.

“Windaba has provided many comparable examples of global experience of achieving environmental sustainability,” said South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) incoming CEO Brenda Martin.

The conference, themed ‘Towards 100% renewables’ highlighted the uncertainty in the South African renewables market, owing to the delay by Eskom in signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the winning bidders in the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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