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2:40
Dec 11, 2019

Govt hints at expediting renewables into energy mix

As power blackouts persist, minister Gwede Mantashe says government will allow IPPs to bring Window 4 capacity on stream earlier.

4:20
Dec 10, 2019

Renewables sector’s tough call to govt over Eskom

The sector says if the restrictions were lifted, government could buy that additional energy at a tariff it was prepared to pay.

4:40
Oct 21, 2019

Mixed reaction to SA’s power plan

Industry body reaction to government’s envisaged energy production plan sees some critical of the proposal and others cautiously optimistic.

5:20
Oct 17, 2019

Renewables sector challenges Eskom over load-shedding

The industry believes clean energy can help to stop the latest bout of load-shedding introduced by Eskom.

3:30

Western Cape gets the nod from renewable energy sector

The province is set to play a major role as the country forges ahead with its renewable energy push.

5:50

Renewables allure increases in SA

Rising electricity prices, power outages and gas emissions are some of the factors driving the increased interest in renewables, say experts.

4:50
Aug 28, 2019

Renewables sector lauds Treasury’s Eskom restructuring plans

The industry says plans for the troubled power utility will help to improve the operational and structural inefficiencies it has faced.

4:30

IPP Office boss axed for ‘operational instability’ issues

Government clarifies why it removed Karen Breytenbach as head of the Independent Power Producer Office, while the sector expresses shock at the move.

5:30
Feb 18, 2019

Renewables industry challenges Gordhan on contract re-negotiation

The sector is at odds with the minister's move to re-negotiate renewable energy contracts in order to alleviate pressure on Eskom.

4:10

Nuclear snub, renewables drive lauded in SA's energy mix

The industry supports SA's long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan, which shelved plans for nuclear and paves the way for renewables.

5:10

Mahlobo's appointment riles renewables industry

The sector believes the new minister will further delay the signing of new renewables contracts, while others expect him to finalise the nuclear deal.

4:40
Apr 11, 2017

New energy minister defers renewables deals

The recently-appointed Mmamoloko Kubayi asks that the signing of power purchase agreements be postponed.

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