International Partners Launch Regional Wind Association for SADC
In October 2019 the Wind SADC was launched, the Regional Wind Association for the Southern African region, with the mission of helping countries and companies benefit from this renewable, economically attractive energy source that has grown rapidly in South Africa.
The collaborative effort between the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) will create a non-profit industry body which will work across sixteen countries to ensure wind power is fully utilised in the journey towards universal access to sustainable energy services in Southern Africa – while boosting jobs, skills and economic development.
Southern Africa simultaneously has a very high number of people without access to sustainable energy services and superb endowments of renewable energy resources – including solar, wind and hydro.
Wind SADC will promote wind energy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by acting as an umbrella body to its members, including industry associations from the wind sector in SADC countries. The wind industry has the opportunity to be a major player in powering Africa’s growth, creating new jobs and building local supply chains.
The Association launch took place during the 9thWindaba, the leading conference and exhibition for wind energy stakeholders active on the African continent, that happened in Cape Town in 8-9 October 2019,. The association was launched with the support of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, a high-level framework for strategic dialogue on energy between Africa and Europe.
To know more about the Wind Association read here.
Source © Saewa