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Detail of GEF Project #1338

GEF Project ID1338
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSouth Africa Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP), Phase I
CountrySouth Africa
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-01
PDF-B Approval Date2001-08-01
Approval Date2004-11-19
CEO Endorsement Date2007-05-30
GEF Agency Approval Date2007-08-08
Project Completion Date2010-09-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyDepartment of Minerals and Energy (DME)
DescriptionThe project will identify and address the barriers to large-scale commercial utilisation of wind power and help to establish an IPP-friendly environment. The South African power system relies heavily on coal (+90\%) resulting in high carbon emissions. Wind energy is projected as a possible substitute but has so far not been developed in a major way, reasons being several market entry barriers, including the sector policy, (assumed) technology risks and uncovered incremental cost of wind power.
Implementation StatusThe project goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by thermal power generation in the national interconnected system. The objective is to install and/or prepare the development of 50.2 MW of wind power, resulting in an annual reduction of approximately 105,671 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The project will contribute to national development objectives, i.e.: to diversify power generation in South Africa’s energy mix; to set up a wind energy industry that could generate employment and to promote sustainable development by making use of the nation’s renewable, natural resources (such as wind). The Project Document has now been signed by all the partners and the process to recruit and appoint the Project manager has begun.
PDF B Amount
295,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,295,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
8,565,187 USD
Project Cost
10,860,187 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
10,339,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
12,634,000 USD
Project Documents

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