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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.

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.

Feb 17, 2020

Industry seeks clarity on renewable energy drive

Following the SONA, the renewables industry asks for clarity on the planned sequence to ensure momentum is not lost.

Feb 7, 2020

Germany to support SA’s renewable energy drive

Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses interest in supporting SA with its energy supply needs, with particular focus on renewable energy.

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.

Feb 4, 2020

Support for mines to generate own power gains traction

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe considers alternative measures to address the country’s electricity supply challenges.

Jan 22, 2020

ANC lekgotla lauds renewables, 4IR as new growth areas

It is agreed to build new growth sectors as the ruling party takes a friendly approach towards renewable energy independent power producers.

Dec 12, 2019

Cape Town seeks urgent permission to buy renewable energy

The city intends seeking permission from the courts for an expedited hearing on its energy case to allow it to buy energy from IPPs.

Dec 11, 2019

Govt hints at expediting renewables into energy mix

As power blackouts persist, minister Gwede Mantashe says government will allow IPPs to bring Window 4 capacity on stream earlier.

Nov 19, 2019

WCape gains Mantashe’s approval to explore renewables

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe gives the province the green light to explore independent power producers for energy needs.

Nov 5, 2019

Enel breaks ground on R6.4bn wind farms

The company begins the construction of its Karusa and Soetwater wind farms, with an installed capacity of 140MW each.

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