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SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030

The Windaba Virtual Conference hears the sector is set to transform SA’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of energy over the next decade.


Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.

Sep 22, 2020

Renewable industry bodies partner to develop local skills

The organisations join hands to launch a programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure SA reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.

Sep 15, 2020

Green light for Eskom to buy renewable energy

The energy regulator concurs with a Section 34 ministerial determination which opens the way for the procurement of 6 800MW of wind and solar PV power.


FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes

With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.


Cape Town vows to continue renewable energy fight

The city will keep standing up for residents and businesses whose livelihoods depend on a reliable energy supply, says mayor Dan Plato.

Jun 25, 2020

Wind sector targets R400bn post-COVID-19 economic recovery

The sector estimates the wind sector alone will invest between R300 billion and R400 billion and create 25 000 jobs in South Africa by 2030.


Govt urged to outline post-COVID-19 green economy recovery plan

The renewables sector calls for subsidies for local manufacturers of renewable power solutions and hefty levies on all imports.

Apr 1, 2020

No penalties for renewable energy delays during lockdown

Twelve wind farms currently under construction are not classified as essential services and will be part of the national lockdown, says SAWEA.

Mar 16, 2020

Coal sector loses bid to halt renewable energy deals

The Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses a case brought by the Coal Transporters Forum to set aside power purchase agreements.

Feb 6, 2020

SA industry targets 170 wind farms in 10 years

The local wind industry awaits a ministerial determination to green-light the next round of wind farms to be built.

Jan 27, 2020

Eskom pushes for independent power in mines

New Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter wants mines to produce their own electricity so pressure can be taken off the national grid.

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