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Seriti CEO Mike Teke said the wind farm would “contribute to relieving [grid operator] Eskom’s energy constraints”, with the grid operator’s power plants struggling to meet national demand

Seriti plans South African wind farm to power coal mining

South African coal mining firm Seriti will build what could be the country’s largest wind farm to help power its coal mining operations amid blackouts and volatility on the national grid.

Tunisia has 242MW of operational wind power capacity, according to Windpower Intelligence (pic credit: Fethi Belaid/Getty Images)

Tunisia plans to tender 600MW wind in next three years

The Tunisian government has announced plans to tender up to 600MW of new wind power capacity across four auctions in the next three years.

In total, 23 wind farms with a combined capacity of 4,116MW were put forward in South Africa's latest tender (pic credit: SAWEA)

'No grid access': South Africa rejects 4GW wind in tender

South Africa rejected bids for more than 4GW of wind capacity in its latest tender because it was unable to connect the 23 projects offered in the auction to the grid.

EDF Renewables and Masdar's 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia (pic credit: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy)

Industry heavyweights in hunt for Saudi Arabia’s 3.3GW auction

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of energy has announced 18 developers that are pre-qualified to bid in the 1.8GW wind portion of the country’s upcoming 3.3GW wind and solar auction.

Despite its huge wind potential and ambitious targets, the African continent only makes up approximately 1% of global installed capacity (pic credit: Lekela)

COP27: What is standing in the way of African renewables?

Overestimated risk and inadequate policy framework are holding back investors and the necessary scale-up of African renewables, according to industry experts at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

An aeroplane flies over the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, during the COP27 climate conference (pic credit: Fayez Nureldine/Getty Images)

COP27: Global task force formed to speed up renewables permitting

Global industry groups representing wind and other clean energy technologies have formed a task force to accelerate permitting for renewables and green hydrogen at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.