Solving renewable energy's intermittence problem
Solving renewable energy's intermittence problem

When Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, signed deals last year with a further 27 independent power producers, adding 2,300MW of electricity to the South African national grid over five years, it emphasised the country's commitment to renewable energy.

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Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea
Gordhan suggests early round REI4P renegotiation

An off-the-cuff comment by Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, about renegotiating the terms of first two rounds of SA's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) has raised concerns in the renewables sector.

1 day ago

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What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay. It was found in an offshore prospecting area called Brulpadda (Afrikaans for bullfrog), which is licensed to global energy giant Total.

14 Feb 2019

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Explainer: why South Africa's energy generator is in so much trouble

Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa's many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest threat to South Africa's economy, according to a former minister of finance. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adjunct Professor Rod Crompton about why this is the case and what can be done.

By Rod Crompton 13 Feb 2019

SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector
SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).

13 Feb 2019