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.
Blow for Cape Town’s bid to buy own renewable energy
Judge Leonie Windell finds the city failed to follow a formal intergovernmental dispute process before litigating and asks for an out of court settlement.
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.
Solar industry wants clarity on generation capacity
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association says the draft regulations on generation capacity continue to fall short of addressing municipalities’ needs.
Uncertainties shroud renewable energy deals in short-term
The decline in power consumption is expected to impact existing power purchase agreements, says GlobalData.
Telkom’s Openserve sees spike in cable theft during lockdown
The company sees multiple incidents of copper theft which, assuming everyone is under lockdown, should not have happened, says CEO Althon Beukes.
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.