“Three years ago renewable energy projects were small and lacking investment, today there is rapid uptake of large-scale renewable energy technologies through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Purchase Programme (REIPPP),” Minister Molewa said.
“So far under the REIPPP programme, 3 933 MW have already been procured.”
The REIPPP programme was aimed at contributing to the country’s energy supply.
Minister Molewa said South Africa was greening its cities, with a wide range of actions, including reducing energy load in buildings, creating a recycling economy, and restoring wetlands that protect precious water resources.
She was speaking at the opening of the 2014 National Climate Change Dialogue in Midrand on Monday.
“Through our national Green Fund, we have adopted an innovative approach to catalysing investment in green programmes,” she said.