Wind Energy Market in South Africa Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Wind Power Market in South Africa is segmented by Location (Onshore and Offshore). The Market Size and Forecasts Are Provided in Terms of Revenue (USD Million) for All the Above Segments.

Wind Energy Market Size

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South Africa Wind Energy Market Summary
Study Period 2021 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2021 - 2022
CAGR > 3.00 %
Market Concentration Low

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South Africa Wind Energy Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Wind Energy Market Analysis

The wind energy market in South Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. Currently. The market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

  • Over the long term, increasing population, energy crisis, rising power demand, and auctioned wind energy projects will be the market's key drivers in the forecast period. With auctions for multiple projects and ambitious goals to achieve in the future, South Africa is investing significantly in the growth of wind energy.
  • On the other hand, the high initial cost of wind energy installation, the development of new grid networks, and delays in new projects are expected to restrain the market.
  • Nevertheless, Government Initiatives, favorable policies, and upcoming projects are likely to provide opportunities for the wind energy market during the forecast period.

Wind Energy Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the South Africa Wind Energy Market according to our research experts:

Onshore Segment is Likely to Dominate the Market

  • Onshore wind energy in South Africa will dominate the market during the forecast period. In 2021 the country's total wind energy production was about 2,956 MW, out of which 440 MW of new onshore wind installation was done in 2021.
  • In December 2022, South Africa had signed legal agreements on additional 13 projects under the 5th Bid Window of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme. The program consists of 784 MW onshore wind installations out of a total of 1,759 MW renewable capacity to be developed. This will pave the way for the addition of new generation capacity by 2025.
  • Additionally, in November 2022, Red Rocket Consortium signed three multibillion-rand wind project agreements worth USD 540 million. The onshore capacity of 364MW will be developed under Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme and is expected to get completed in 2024. It will significantly solve the problem of load shedding and the energy crisis in South Africa.
  • The South Africa Department of Energy published an integrated resource plan in 2021, which states that overall renewable energy sources will grow by 26% of total energy over the next twelve years. The country aims to reach the 11.5 GW capacity of the onshore wind segment under the plan. Thus, the onshore segment will grow during the forecast period.
  • Also, with the involvement of international market players and rapid adaptation of renewables, the LCOE for wind has witnessed a significant drop, resulting in the growth of the wind market in the forecast period.
  • With upcoming onshore projects and decreasing wind power costs, considerable growth is anticipated in the future.
South Africa Wind Energy Market: South Africa Wind Energy Market: Onshore Wind Energy Installations in MW, South Africa, 2012-2021

Government Initiatives and Upcoming Projects to Drive the Market

  • Wind energy is expected to play a critical role in South Africa's energy mix. The Integrated Resource Plan of the country envisions the addition of 14,400 MW of wind power in South Africa by 2030. It will significantly increase renewable energy generation in the country. In 2021, the total electricity generation increased by 2% from the previous year and reached about 244 TWh.
  • In September 2022, The South African government declared to double the wind energy allocation under the initiative Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) 6th Bid Window to 3,200 MW. This development tackled South Africa's energy challenges and harnessed electricity from renewables.
  • Furthermore, in December 2022, under the 6th Bid Window, a total of 56 wind and solar projects were submitted by potential bidders for 9,600 MW of projects. Of the 56 projects, 23 wind projects have a cumulative capacity of more than 4,100 MW.
  • Similarly, In November 2021, under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), South Africa picked 2.58 GW of wind and solar projects in the auction. Private developers will develop a total of 25 projects in the country.
  • With active initiatives by the government of South Africa focussing on installing renewable energy projects, the wind energy market can be seen driving ahead in the future.
South Africa Wind Energy Market: South Africa Wind Energy Market: Electricity Generation, in TWh, South Africa, 2011-2021

Wind Energy Industry Overview

The South African wind energy market is partially fragmented. Some of the major companies include (in no particular order) Nordex SE, Vestas Wind Systems AS, Electricite de France SA, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, Enel SpA, and others.

Wind Energy Market Leaders

  1. Electricite de France SA

  2. Enel S.p.A

  3. Nordex SE

  4. Vestas Wind Systems A/S

  5. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Wind Energy Market News

  • On April 2022, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) launched Bid Window 6 to secure 2600 MW of alternative energy. It opened the doors for Independent Power Producers to bid for 1,600 MW of onshore wind capacity. The Bid Window 6 is expected to ramp up power capacity in South Africa and enhance consumer energy supply.
  • On September 2022, Eskom, a public electricity utility, announced the launch of three new programs that would encourage IPPs to add wind capacities and would enable more installations of cumulative Wind Energy in South Africa.

Wind Energy Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Mix, 2020

    3. 4.3 Installed Capacity and Forecast in MW, till 2027

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Government Policies and Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 PESTLE Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Location

      1. 5.1.1 Onshore

      2. 5.1.2 Offshore

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Vestas Wind Systems AS

      2. 6.3.2 Enel SpA

      3. 6.3.3 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA

      4. 6.3.4 Electricite de France SA

      5. 6.3.5 Nordex SE

      6. 6.3.6 Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Hexicon AB

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Wind Energy Industry Segmentation

The wind energy market refers to using wind energy resources for electricity generation. Wind energy is harnessed by wind turbines that channel the power of the wind to produce electricity. A wind turbine consists of three blades: a rotor and a generator. The electricity generated by a wind turbine is fed into the grid for its consumption by an end-user.

The South African wind energy market is segmented by location - (onshore and offshore). The market sizing and forecasts for each segment have been done based on Installed Capacity (in MW) during the forecast period.

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Wind Energy Market Research FAQs

The South Africa Wind Energy Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 3% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Electricite de France SA , Enel S.p.A , Nordex SE, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are the major companies operating in the South Africa Wind Energy Market.

The report covers the South Africa Wind Energy Market historical market size for years: 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the South Africa Wind Energy Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Wind Energy Market in South Africa Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)