Learning from the literature on community development for the implementation of community renewables in South Africa
Implementation of large-scale wind, solar and hydro
projects in South African communities is intended
to contribute to local economic development.
Government policy, through the Renewable Energy
Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme
(REIPPPP), obliges energy companies to
share revenue and ownership with local communities,
thus providing renewable energy companies
with a significant opportunity to position the industry
as a significant contributor to community development
and thus to the country’s transformation
and development agenda.