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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.


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.

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.

Apr 23, 2020

Side-stepping load-shedding by going green

AWPower designed and installed a solar PV system at a home to avoid downtime during load-shedding and saving on electricity costs.

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

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.

Mar 13, 2020

Data centre ‘incident’ adds to Eskom’s woes

The power utility is hit by an unexplained “incident” at its data centre, as it implements stage four load-shedding.

Mar 6, 2020

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.


Mboweni gets ICT advice

On the eve of the budget speech, ICT sector pundits give minister Tito Mboweni some tips, as expectation for tech-driven solutions remains high.

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