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4:40
Tuesday

Green light for Eskom to buy renewable energy

The energy regulator concurs with a Section 34 ministerial determination which opens the way for the procurement of 6 800MW of wind and solar PV power.

6:00

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.

4:00

Cape Town vows to continue renewable energy fight

The city will keep standing up for residents and businesses whose livelihoods depend on a reliable energy supply, says mayor Dan Plato.

3:20

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.

4:40
Jun 25, 2020

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.

3:20
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.

2:50

Uncertainties shroud renewable energy deals in short-term

The decline in power consumption is expected to impact existing power purchase agreements, says GlobalData.

4:20
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.

3:30
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.

6:10
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.

3:50
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.

3:50
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.

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