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South Africa Wind Energy Project (SAWEP)

2013 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Government, Other public body

Names of African partners involved
Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), Department of Environment Affairs (DEA), Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET)

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active
South Africa

Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
To provide support to the Government and industry stakeholders to overcome strategic barriers to the successful attainment of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan target of 3,320 MW of wind power generation online by 2018/19. This will have the effect of contributing to a further reduction of CO2 emissions and increased socio-economic development.

Main activities
Monitoring and verification of the implementation of local content requirements for wind energy procurement mechanisms, Resource mapping and wind corridor development support for policymakers, Support for the development of the small-scale wind sector,Training and human capital development for the wind energy sector.



Contact information
Christina Shorai Nyambalo +27 12 354- 8056

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