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Renewable energy a key component of SA's economic recovery

It is expected that the energy demand will start ramping up as the country eases the lockdown and additional energy capacity will be required...

19 May 2020

Namibia's plans for greater energy security

To improve its energy security, Namibia is planning to grow its upstream industry by reviewing its policies in a bid to court private sector investors...

By Nicci Botha 18 May 2020

How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?

Regulatory support is one of the key enabling factors for energy transition because it is what stimulates the appetite of the investors coming into the country...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2020

Judgment reserved in CoCT's bid to procure power from independent sources

Judgment has been reserved in the City of Cape Town's application to get clarity on whether municipalities are lawfully entitled to procure energy from independent power producers in terms of their own energy planning and not only in terms of national prescripts...

12 May 2020

Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Appeals against plans for a huge new wind farm on the West Coast have been dismissed by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, paving the way for the addition of up to 140MW of renewable energy into the national grid...

By John Yeld 11 May 2020

Power shortages will remain a big challenge in a post-Covid-19 South Africa

The decline in economic activity precipitated by the spread of Covid-19 and ensuing lockdown in South Africa is also affecting the country's electricity supply dynamics...

By Hartmut Winkler 24 Apr 2020

Government must urgently amend energy supply chain to reflect post Covid-19 reality

Government needs to insist on more local content in the supply chain to ensure energy security for South Africa. This is the call by energy players who anticipate a changed global economic reality post-Covid-19...

14 Apr 2020

What current global challenges are teaching us about energy development

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and its global and ubiquitous disruption, is delivering a seemingly constant stream of new challenges to our way of life...

9 Apr 2020

European agri industry gets funding for Covid-19

It will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which forms the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe...

7 Apr 2020

Mining industry explores self generation

President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration has sent strong signals that the country is entering a 'new era' of energy generation since the beginning of the year...

6 Apr 2020

Eskom conducts maintenance work as demand drops during lockdown

As South Africa enters day seven of a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, Eskom has announced that it will double maintenance work at its plants...

2 Apr 2020

Eskom plans to cut back on IPPs, citing Covid-19

Eskom is claiming a force majeure in its proposal to curtail operational wind farms citing reduced demand due to the Covid-19 lockdown...

2 Apr 2020

Operational wind farms an essential service

South Africa's 22 operational wind farms are considered essential services and will continue contributing to the national grid...

1 Apr 2020

Kangnas' turbines in place ahead of schedule

All 61 turbine installations at Kangnas Wind Farm have been completed two weeks ahead of schedule...

20 Mar 2020

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