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Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

2 days ago

Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy scene

Up to now, gas-fired generation projects has been under the radar in filling the country's electricity shortfall...

3 days ago

Cape Town to plug in to IPPs

To ease the burden on South Africa's ailing power infrastructure, the Department of Energy made the decision to allow the country's major cities to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs). Cape Town is planning to take full advantage of the opportunity...

3 days ago

Waterloo Solar project comes on line

The latest solar plant in the North West has commenced operations, bringing the total number of large-scale projects constructed in this province to three in just one year...

26 Nov 2020

The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

19 Nov 2020

Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplier

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

Kangnas Wind Farm starts commercial operation

Kangnas Wind Farm is the first wind farm in the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) bid window four wind farm to achieve its commercial operations date (COD)...

17 Nov 2020

5 key insights into the future of energy for IPPs

It is forecast that the world's installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity...

By Aytek Yuksel, 16 Nov 2020

Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme

Project Blue Oval is a renewable energy programme for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria...

13 Nov 2020

Out of the coal age and into the stor-age

Fossil fuels accounts for 91.2% of South African generation capacity according to the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan...

By Seydou Kane 11 Nov 2020

Farmers no longer require approval for self-generation facilities of above 1MW

Agri SA has welcomed the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy's approval for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to proceed and process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW...

10 Nov 2020

UCT's Dr Jiska de Groot a co-recipient of the 2020 Newton Prize

A research team exploring renewable energy use in off-grid informal settlements in South Africa has won the Chair's Prize in the 2020 Newton Prize Awards...

10 Nov 2020

Renewable energy's role in rebuilding our economy

While much has been said about how renewables will help to bolster our economy, it is not the silver bullet that will address all our developmental challenges.

9 Nov 2020

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