Mantashe unlocks R45bn renewables investments in SA
The energy minister opens Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, which will procure a further 2 600MW of energy.
Renewables industry stands ready for action on energy crisis
The country’s wind and solar energy industries welcome president Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to boost the renewable energy sector.
Blockchain to play crucial role in switch to renewables
The emerging technology will play a pivotal role in the global transition to renewable energy, the Solar Power Africa conference hears.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.
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.
R58bn new renewable energy projects to create 6 000 jobs
Three projects have been gazetted, with a total investment value of R58 billion and the potential for direct job creation for 6 000 people.
Govt sets sights on nuclear amid environmental opposition
The energy department publishes the request for information in respect of the commencement of a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2 500MW.
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.
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.
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.