WHAT DOES SAIPPA DO?
- Representing its members in various platforms including political institutions at Provincial, National and municipal levels,
- Informing its Members on the latest policy legislative and regulatory developments,
- Lobbying key decision-makers on appropriate policies to develop a sustainable independent power production market,
- Mobilising the independent power production sector via working groups, seminars and workshops to define clear positions on political, technical and economic issues,
- Promoting all power technologies irrespective of type
- Organising seminars, conferences where topical issues on independent power production are discussed
GENERALLY: SAIPPA seeks to promote the collective interests of Independent Power Producers in South Africa, to assist with public policy formation and implementation, and to serve as a platform for information dissemination to its members.
The goals of the Independent Power Producers Association of South Africa are to promote the collective interests of IPP's in South Africa, to assist with public policy formation and implementation, and to serve as a platform for information dissemination to its members.
We seek to pro-actively engage with legislators, government officials, planners and regulators as part of our initiatives to achieve energy security in South, as well as Southern Africa.
INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS
An Independent Power Producer is an entity, which is not a public electricity utility, but which owns and or operates facilities to generate electric power for sale to a utility, central government buyer and end users. IPP's may also be privately-held facilities, such as rural solar or wind energy producers, and non-energy industrial concerns generating electric power for on-site use and who may also be capable of feeding excess energy into the distribution or transmission grid system.
The IPP’s and Companies participation in the association promote the interests of independent power producers in Southern Africa, with due regard for the prescripts and limitations imposed by the Competition Act.
SAIPPA does not seek to detract from the good work being done by other, technology focussed representative organisations.
A 2020 vision: How to end generation capacity constraints and load shedding in SA, by Chris Yelland - 13 January 2020.