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.
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.
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.
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.