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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Nersa notice paves way for 11,813MW new energy procurementArticle

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has issued a second concurrence to a Section 34 Ministerial Determination, which paves the way to procure 11,813MW of new electricity capacity...

11 Sep 2020

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

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

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

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

Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mixArticle

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom
IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns EskomArticle

Eskom's delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable IPPs could result in manufacturers going out of business...

27 Feb 2017

First two coal IPP bidders named
First two coal IPP bidders namedArticle

The two successful bidders for the first coal-based independent power producer (IPP) programme have been announced...

10 Oct 2016

Eskom's performance shows light at the end of the tunnel
Eskom's performance shows light at the end of the tunnelArticle

With no load shedding for almost a year and a considerably improved balance sheet, Eskom seems to have got its ducks in a row...

5 Jul 2016

Additional preferred bidders for REIPPPP Bid Window 4 announced
Additional preferred bidders for REIPPPP Bid Window 4 announcedArticle

The additional preferred bidders for the renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 4 that will supply an additional 1084MW of electricity to support the national grid have been announced...

12 Jun 2015

Revolution in renewable energy benefits SA economy
Revolution in renewable energy benefits SA economyArticle

A quiet revolution in renewable energy taking place in South Africa has already brought substantial benefits, saving the economy billions of rands in diesel and coal that Eskom would have to have burnt to keep the lights on...

28 Apr 2015

Preferred bidders for renewable energy programme announced
Preferred bidders for renewable energy programme announcedArticle

The preferred bidders for phase four of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) procurement programme have been announced...

16 Apr 2015

Solar water heating delay hurts investments
Solar water heating delay hurts investmentsArticle

The Department of Energy freeze on rolling out the solar water heating programme has created an uncertain environment that has deterred investors, Parliament heard on Wednesday, 11 March...

Linda Ensor 16 Mar 2015

Roll out more renewable power, urges PetersArticle

The Department of Energy is planning a "rolling" renewable energy programme, which the government hopes will encourage long-term investment in the industry, pave the way for the establishment of related manufacturing facilities, and create jobs, deputy director-general Ompi Aphane said last week.

21 Aug 2012

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