Ramaphosa backs renewables as answer to load-shedding
The country looks to initiate various procurement bidding windows, including in the renewable energy independent power producer programme.
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.
Call for public comment on Renewable Energy Development Zones
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments or input on the identified geographical areas by 4 September.
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.
Eskom’s COVID-19 power curtailment bid stuns wind sector
The industry seeks legal counsel over Eskom’s plan to curtail operational wind farms, with the utility citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19.
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.
Construction starts at R2.9bn Oyster Bay Wind Farm
Italian company Enel begins construction of its Oyster Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape province.