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SAWEA welcomes the appointment of new IPPO Head

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed the appointment of Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro, as the new head of the Independent Power Producers Office (IPPO). The Association trusts that the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) will be well led and directed by Magoro.

“Mr Magoro is well qualified for the role and brings along over 20 years of technical, managerial and leadership experience in the sector, in addition to having played a direct role in the REI4P’s development and enforcement of the first renewable grid code in South Africa,” said SAWEA CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli. 

SAWEA believes that the well-established nature of the REI4P programme, combined with Magoro’s experience in the energy sector, will enable a smooth transition to the new leadership of the IPP Office and ease the implementation of the IRP 2019.  We would like to commend Advocate Sandra Coetzee for holding the reigns as the interim Head of the IPP Office from July 2019, and ensuring continuity in that office up to so far. 

It is reported that Magoro’s appointment is effective from 01 May 2020 and that this appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process on the recommendation of an interview panel which consisted of representatives from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), the National Treasury’s Government Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) and the DBSA.

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