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30/10/2012 - 21:06

Could wind power potentially be the future for a cheaper form of electricity in South Africa?

This answer is yes, according to Peter Venn, managing director for Windlab Africa.

“Its a really rich country, there is no need for South Africa to look at offshore investment.”

There is enough wind power in SA for government to procure as much wind energy as they want.

“Wind is the cheapest, quickest most reliable.” 

Windlab has about 5 000 megawatts of wind farm projects across the globe. More than 2 000 megawatts are in SA alone.

29/10/2012 - 08:59

Cape Town - Wind is the now the cheapest form of electricity generation, with an average price of 89c a kilowatt hour compared to 97c/kWh for Eskom’s new coal-fired power stations.

This was said by Roger Price, chief executive officer of Windlab, an international wind energy company that is investing in wind energy in South Africa.

“The costs are unlikely to go up because, unlike coal, there are no input costs as wind is free,” Price said.

19/10/2012 - 22:41

Wind-energy site developer Windlab – which is participating in two projects that have already progressed to the preferred-bidder stage under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) – reports that it is pursuing a further 14 near-term South African prospects that could collectively represent more than 2 000 MW of future capacity.

13/09/2012 - 23:28

The delay of the government's bid program for green power by seven months could mean that small developers decide to give up. On the other hand, it is a positive step to good corporate control.

So says Peter Venn, regional director of Windlab.

Windlab is a partner in the development of a wind farm of 140 MW near Bedford and Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape and is also involved at Moyeng Energy's 94.5 MW wind farm near Vredenburg on the West Coast. Both projects were appointed as preferred bidders in the second round.