Congratulations, South Africa! We were thrilled to be at today’s signing of renewable energy independent power producer project (REIPPP) agreements, which will result in R55.92 billion in new investments in the energy sector (including foreign direct investment from U.S. companies!), create nearly 60,000 new jobs, and generate 2300 megawatts of energy. Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn and Power Africa Coordinator Andy Herscowitz joined Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe and Head of the Independent Power Projects Karen Breytenbach as they make renewable energy history in South Africa.