Jobs galore in SA’s renewable energy sector
The industry says the next 10 years promise to deliver much-needed skilled and unskilled work opportunities in South Africa.
SA sees increased renewable energy use
Renewable energy sources contributed over a tenth to SA’s energy mix in the first half of 2021, as the struggle with the crippling effects of load-shedding continues.
The future of energy
Many businesses want to go off-grid, but don’t know where to start on their alternative energy journeys.
Eskom enhances app, intros Alfred the chatbot
The state-owned company says it has embarked on a digital journey to increase its availability and accessibility to customers.
Deadline looms for renewable sector bid submissions
Local businesses look for strategies to enter the renewable energy manufacturing value chain.
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.
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.
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.