2 Apr

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.

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.

16 Mar

Eskom’s IT systems still slow after data centre ‘incident’

While a significant number of the most critical functions have been recovered, restoration of some systems has been delayed, says Eskom.

13 Mar

Data centre ‘incident’ adds to Eskom’s woes

The power utility is hit by an unexplained “incident” at its data centre, as it implements stage four load-shedding.

Mar 4, 2020

Recession to devastate SA’s ICT, telecoms sectors

Recessionary market conditions, declining hardware sales and the coronavirus are already spelling tough times ahead for the local channel, analysts say.


Mboweni gets ICT advice

On the eve of the budget speech, ICT sector pundits give minister Tito Mboweni some tips, as expectation for tech-driven solutions remains high.

Feb 21, 2020

Regulator approves 75 firms to generate their own power

SA’s energy regulator green-lights 75 applications from private companies wanting to generate energy for self-use.


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.


Looking at the state of the nation

More than ever, South Africa needs the president to deliver a State of the Nation Address that will offer optimism and hint at progress. Sabinet looks at what he might say.

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.

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