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For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Gas and oil power plants have historically had better success chances than most renewable energy projects. Provided by author via pixabay
Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some timeArticle

The narratives of leapfrogging to new technologies are pervasive when it comes to development in Africa...

3 Mar 2021

Renier de Wit, managing director, Gaia Fund Managers and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd.
SA's backbone industries and 12J investmentArticle

The country's economy contracted 6.1% in real terms in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to data from Statistics SA...

Renier de Wit 19 Feb 2021

De Wildt Solar
De Wildt Solar commences commercial operationsArticle

The 50MW photovoltaic project, De Wildt Solar, commenced commercial operations on 23 January 2021, having achieved facility completion.

27 Jan 2021

Ben Brimble, chair, Sawea Policy Working Group
#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerateArticle

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...

Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021

Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operation
Nxuba wind farm successfully reaches commercial operationArticle

Enel Green Power RSA's (EGP RSA) 140MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape has reached commercial operation and is expected to generate 460GWh of energy annually...

29 Dec 2020

Photo: Martin Adams
Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy sceneArticle

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

2 Dec 2020

Kangnas Wind Farm
Kangnas Wind Farm starts commercial operationArticle

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

Janine Espin, managing director, EDS
Latest tender creates unease as the race to improve power supply in SA continuesArticle

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's (DMRE's) Independent Power Producers Programme Office (IPPPO) aims to procure 2,000MW of electricity in its latest request for proposal (RFP)...

Janine Espin 29 Oct 2020

Perdekraal East Wind Farm
First BW4 wind farm to start commercial operationsArticle

South Africa's first bid window four wind farm, part of government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has announced its commercial operations date...

8 Oct 2020

Niveshen Govender, chief operating officer, Sapvia.
Solar energy body responds to Mantashe's budget speechArticle

There is no need to go back to the drawing board. Players in the renewables sector are ready to implement new generation capacity and get bid window 5 of the REIPPPP underway...

28 Jul 2020

Boitumelo Kiepile, head of regulatory affairs, Enel.
The role of renewable energy in a post Covid-19 economic recoveryArticle

For the past few months, the world has been feeling the impact of Covid-19 and, with many countries under lockdown, the economic ramifications have already been serious...

Boitumelo Kiepile 13 Jul 2020

The first two of 24 new solar and wind farms under construction were completed in February but there’s still a long way to go to boost electricity supply. GettyImages
Power shortages will remain a big challenge in a post-Covid-19 South AfricaArticle

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...

Hartmut Winkler 24 Apr 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Environmental considerations for self-generation regimeArticle

Besides the obviouts dialogue about legislative amendments needed for mining companies to generate their own power, there is also the question of whether the minister consulted with other relevant departments in ensuring this policy decision is given due effect...

Gillian Niven & Paula-Ann Novotny 18 Feb 2020

Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views
Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing viewsArticle

The government is due to announce its decision on a massive new wind energy project on the West Coast within the next two weeks...

John Yeld 18 Dec 2019

SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors
SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investorsArticle

Since government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011, green power projects have become increasingly appealing investments...

25 Jul 2019

DoE launches wind resource map
DoE launches wind resource mapArticle

The acting Director-General of the Department of Energy (DoE) launched the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) high-resolution wind resource map...

9 May 2019

Alexandra Felekis
Radebe hints at private investment to meet IRP agendaArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says Eskom on its own cannot supply the R1trn of investment in power generation, transmission and distribution needed by 2030 under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Alexandra Felekis 4 Apr 2019

Andrew Kenny
Why solar and wind power are ruinously expensiveArticle

South Africa faces an energy calamity on two fronts. First is the disaster of Eskom. Second, and potentially worse, is the disaster of our REIPPPP and our lunatic IRP 2018 (Integrated Resource Plan)....

Andrew Kenny 18 Mar 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
IPP tender process is fair, open and transparentArticle

The tender process and the awarding of renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) contracts have no room for favouritism...

25 Feb 2019

Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economy
Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4bn to SA economyArticle

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment...

25 Feb 2019

Karoshoek Solar One
Karoshoek Solar One comes on lineArticle

Another 100MW of solar power was added to the grid, as the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape.

3 Dec 2018

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids
Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini gridsArticle

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea
#IRP2018: Making the case for wind powerArticle

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) cautions against the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) excluding important real-world input assumptions...

24 Oct 2018

Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements
Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreementsArticle

Government needs to urgently ensure the compliance of implementation agreements (IAs) related to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe said...

6 Sep 2018

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projectsArticle

Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2018

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metricsArticle

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2018

Jeff Radebe, minister of energy
DoE to open fifth renewables bidding windowArticle

A fifth bidding window, worth R40-50bn, will be launched later this year as part of the Department of Energy's (DoE) REIPPPP...

1 Jun 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speechArticle

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

Finding the connection for power supply in Africa
Finding the connection for power supply in AfricaArticle

Transmission and distribution networks are key components to electrifying Africa. With this in mind, regional integration dominates the agendas of African policymakers and donor finance institutions...

Andrew Galbraith 14 May 2018

Eskom’s pilot wind-farm facility at Klipheuwel. The utility must seriously consider in-house renewable projects.
Why South Africa's power utility should boost its output of in-house renewablesArticle

South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation...

Hartmut Winkler 9 Apr 2018

Marubini Raphulu, CEO of Hulisani
The inevitable benefits of renewablesArticle

The freshly signed power purchase agreements with renewable energy independent power producers reinstate investor confidence and create opportunities...

Marubini Raphulu 6 Apr 2018

PPA signing re-energises renewables programme
PPA signing re-energises renewables programmeArticle

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, has finally signed the 27 outstanding PPA projects totalling R56bn in round 3.5 and 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)...

5 Apr 2018

Radebe nails down date for signing renewables deal
Radebe nails down date for signing renewables dealArticle

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, said the renewable energy projects that have been on hold for two years will be signed next week...

9 Mar 2018

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm
SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1Article

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. ..

19 Jan 2018

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?Article

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

Photo: Climate Transparency
State meddling is dissuading energy investorsArticle

The stand-off between Eskom and the government over renewable PPAs is leading to a loss in confidence amongst international investors...

Bekezela Phakathi 14 Jul 2017

Public opinion could shape the IRP2016
Public opinion could shape the IRP2016Article

Public comment on the IRP2016 is expected to include valuable insights from the energy sector as well as the broader public...

30 Mar 2017

WWF urges Eskom to back renewables
WWF urges Eskom to back renewablesArticle

In a petition, WWF South Africa is calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country...

1 Mar 2017

Ryan Hammond
New CEO for Cookhouse Windfarm, Umoya Wind Farm, REISA Solar PVArticle

Ryan Hammond has been appointed CEO of Cookhouse Windfarm, Umoya Wind Farm and REISA Solar PV...

9 Feb 2017

Report released on state of renewable energy, infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa
Report released on state of renewable energy, infrastructure in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Financial risk consultancy JCRA have released a report in partnership with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) that looks at the state of renewable energy and infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa...

2 Feb 2017

Eskom's renewables delay should worry other IPPS
Eskom's renewables delay should worry other IPPSArticle

Eskom's reluctance to sign off on renewable PPAs should concern coal and other IPPS...

24 Jan 2017

Max Edkins, climate change and communications expert at the World Bank’s Connect4Climate programme
Time to tell SA's renewable energy storyArticle

With South Africa's energy mix currently being decided and debated, experts and leaders in this space believe the time to champion renewable energy is now...

5 Dec 2016

Max Edkins
Getting the renewables success story out thereArticle

With South Africa's energy mix currently being decided, renewables experts believe it's time to convert a general awareness about green energy into tangible action...

5 Dec 2016

Eskom's heel dragging on renewable PPAs not economically motivated
Eskom's heel dragging on renewable PPAs not economically motivatedArticle

Eskom's refusal to sign PPAs with renewable energy suppliers flies in the face of the National Development Plan framework....

9 Nov 2016

Eskom challenged on power purchasing
Eskom challenged on power purchasingArticle

One of the renewable energy associations has officially complained about Eskom's apparent refusal to enter into power purchasing agreements...

17 Oct 2016

Kathu site in Northern Cape
Construction begins on 100MW Kathu solar projectArticle

Construction of the Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape began earlier this month with a ground breaking ceremony...

13 Oct 2016

#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewables
#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewablesArticle

The DBSA has provided R2,167bn to community participation in various renewable energy projects...

Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2016

Eskom has put more than renewable energy at risk
Eskom has put more than renewable energy at riskArticle

The true impact of cancellations, delays and uncertainty around the IPP and renewable energy programmes go much further than the energy sector...

Bruce Raw 10 Aug 2016

Kouga Wind Farm project injects R800m into local community
Kouga Wind Farm project injects R800m into local communityArticle

The Kouga Wind Farm has announced that it will be injecting more than R800m into community economic development projects over the course of its 20-year lifespan...

1 Jul 2016

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