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Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding

As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.


Thumbs up for Ramaphosa's move to end load-shedding

The renewables sector welcomes the decision to amend the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects.


Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.


Norway’s Scatec to invest R1bn in SA’s solar project

The company announces the awarding of its bids to supply SA with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy.

20 May

Govt looks to renewables to save SA from Eskom woes

As the power utility continues to struggle to keep the lights on, government undertakes to rapidly increase energy generation capacity outside of the state-owned company.

Apr 7, 2021

Oracle insists Eskom must cough up in contract tiff

The power utility puts contingency measures in place to ensure minimal power disruptions amid a nasty contractual dispute with the enterprise software giant.

Mar 19, 2021

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.

Mar 19, 2021

Choosing the right alternative energy solution for you

Nashua CEO Barry Venter provides the questions you should ask before deciding to invest in a solution, as well as the questions a provider ought to be asking you.

Feb 12, 2021

SONA: President sees renewables as answer to load-shedding

As part of the measures to address SA’s power shortfall, government will in the coming weeks issue a request for proposals for 2 600MW from wind and solar energy.

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.

Sep 29, 2020

Ramaphosa backs renewables as answer to load-shedding

The country looks to initiate various procurement bidding windows, including in the renewable energy independent power producer programme.

Sep 17, 2020

Tesla offers renewable energy kits as load-shedding solution

Tesla introduces its Powerwall and Megapack rechargeable, renewable energy-powered battery systems for homes and businesses in SA.

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