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.
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.
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.
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.
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.