A thriving commercial Wind power industry in South Africa, part of a growing domestic and international renewable power industry that is recognised as a major contributor to social, environmental and economic security.


SAWEA’s purpose is to perform to its highest ability the unique role that a member-driven association can play in enabling this vision to be realised. In order to achieve this purpose, SAWEA activities are focused on:

  1. Advocacy for the implementation of ambitious, consistent South African energy policy that harnesses the country’s immense wind resource and results in the streamlined growth of a wind power asset base;
  2. Facilitation and promotion of excellent practice in the associated localisation, socio-economic and economic development and transformational areas of wind power;
  3. Endorsement and recognition of excellent operational practice in the generation of wind power;
  4. Provision of pertinent information to current and prospective investors seeking to enter the SA wind power market;
  5. Provision of up to date, dependable public information on the socio-economic contributions of the wind Industry in South Africa – particularly as these relate to rural development, to women and to youth;
  6. Through Wind power, promotion of renewable power in large and small-scale applications in South Africa as a least cost option and as a direct contribution to the achievement of national development and climate change objectives;
  7. Promotion of wind and renewable power investment in Africa through partnership and dialogue both within South Africa and the region.


  • SAWEA was registered as a Non Profit Organisation in 2004 with the Department of Social Development (Registration Number 034-566-NPO).
  • SAWEA has been granted tax exempt status by the South African Revenue Service (SARS).