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.

Jun 2, 2020

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.

Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 leaves SA’s renewable sector in limbo

The coronavirus pandemic will put to the test the local industry’s skills, resilience and depth of pockets.

Apr 23, 2020

Side-stepping load-shedding by going green

AWPower designed and installed a solar PV system at a home to avoid downtime during load-shedding and saving on electricity costs.

Apr 20, 2020

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.

Apr 14, 2020

Eskom’s grid guru appointed as IPP Office head

Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro will assume the Independent Power Producers Office head role from 1 May, replacing the axed Karen Breytenbach.

Apr 2, 2020

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.

Apr 1, 2020

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.

Mar 25, 2020

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.

Mar 16, 2020

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.

Mar 16, 2020

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.

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