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Why solar and wind power are ruinously expensive

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)....

By Andrew Kenny 3 days ago

Concentrated solar power could ease SA's electricity woes

South Africans were caught off guard recently when Eskom implemented load-shedding.

By Alec Basson 12 Mar 2019

Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ

The wind turbine tower sections for the 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm are being manufactured at Atlantis om Cape Town's West Coast...

7 Mar 2019

Jumeme breaks ground on first phase of Lake Victoria hybrid solar mini-grid project

RP Global's Jumeme Rural Power Supply has begun construction of the first phase of its solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania which will see 11 new mini-grids constructed...

7 Mar 2019

Seil-Safari navigates farmers through unchartered waters to new horizons

From 1-5 April 2019, Seil-Safari will bring together world-class speakers, agricultural experts and South Africa's farming community to share knowledge and know-how on the latest innovations and solutions in the sector...

Issued by Echo Produksies 5 Mar 2019

SA committed to more renewable power

Government says it remains committed to expanding the availability of renewable power to enhance the country's energy mix...

28 Feb 2019

Focus on sustainability offers fresh investment prospects in the mining sector

A sharper focus on sustainability at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town a few weeks ago has started to translate into a different way of looking at mining, and with it, more opportunities for investment...

27 Feb 2019

IPP tender process is fair, open and transparent

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

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

25 Feb 2019

South Africa takes important next steps to solving its power crisis

In his maiden budget speech, South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, confirmed the depth of the financial crisis at South Africa's power utility Eskom...

By Catrina Godinho & Lauren Hermanus 22 Feb 2019

Eskom reconfiguration set in motion

Work is afoot on reconfiguring the South African electricity sector by addressing challenges faced by Eskom, with the board of the first subsidiary of the power utility to be appointed by mid-2019, Treasury said...

21 Feb 2019

Reliable, secure electricity supply crucial to attract investment

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa...

20 Feb 2019

Solving renewable energy's intermittence problem

When Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, signed deals last year with a further 27 independent power producers, it emphasised the country's commitment to renewable energy...

19 Feb 2019

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