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31 Mar

Shared risk opens up Africa's solar energy opportunities

There is now a zero-risk, zero-cost way to establish renewable energy in Africa, says Wessel Wessels, head of sales, Alternative Energy at NEC XON.

25 Mar

NERSA seeks 13MW from independent power producers

The energy regulator publishes two draft determinations by the energy minister, which is the first step in getting new electricity generation capacity in SA.


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 17, 2020

Industry seeks clarity on renewable energy drive

Following the SONA, the renewables industry asks for clarity on the planned sequence to ensure momentum is not lost.


Ramaphosa sees renewables as answer to Eskom’s woes

The president indicates that renewable energy can be the answer to the country’s energy supply needs.

Feb 7, 2020

Germany to support SA’s renewable energy drive

Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses interest in supporting SA with its energy supply needs, with particular focus on renewable energy.

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.

Jan 22, 2020

ANC lekgotla lauds renewables, 4IR as new growth areas

It is agreed to build new growth sectors as the ruling party takes a friendly approach towards renewable energy independent power producers.

Nov 19, 2019

WCape gains Mantashe’s approval to explore renewables

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe gives the province the green light to explore independent power producers for energy needs.

Nov 5, 2019

Enel breaks ground on R6.4bn wind farms

The company begins the construction of its Karusa and Soetwater wind farms, with an installed capacity of 140MW each.

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.

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