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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.


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.


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.


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.

4 Feb

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.

Oct 21, 2019

Mixed reaction to SA’s power plan

Industry body reaction to government’s envisaged energy production plan sees some critical of the proposal and others cautiously optimistic.


SA firm develops tech to improve mining safety

Advanced Communications introduces technologies aimed at improving communication in underground mining operations.

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