South Africa Wind Energy Project (SAWEP) Phase II

Project Summary

Project Objective: To assist Government and industry stakeholders overcome strategic barriers to the successful attainment of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan target of 3,320 MW of wind power online by 2018/2019.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy (DoE) – lead, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), Department of Environment Affairs (DEA), Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,554,250 USD
Co-financing Total
35,667,936 USD
GEF Agency Fees
337,654 USD
Total Cost 39,322,186.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Mar 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
24 Apr 2013
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
08 May 2015
Project closed