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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.

Feb 15, 2021

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.

Nov 19, 2020

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.

Oct 19, 2020

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.

Jul 28, 2020

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.

Jun 15, 2020

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.

Jun 2, 2020

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.

Mar 25, 2020

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.

Mar 16, 2020

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.

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