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.
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.
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.
FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes
With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.
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.
Eskom’s IT systems still slow after data centre ‘incident’
While a significant number of the most critical functions have been recovered, restoration of some systems has been delayed, says Eskom.
The true cost of missed business opportunities during load-shedding
Load-shedding can have a devastating impact on your company, but there are simple (and often affordable) measures that can be taken to mitigate the losses.
Mixed bag for telecoms as spectrum nears, load-shedding hurts
Load-shedding will have a negative impact on existing telecommunications infrastructure, warns National Treasury’s review document.