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.
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.
Support for mines to generate own power gains traction
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe considers alternative measures to address the country’s electricity supply challenges.
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.
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.
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.