17 Aug 2016 South Africa: SA Pursuing a Diversified Energy Mix Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has reiterated that South Africa is pursuing a diversified energy mix that includes both independent power producers and the nuclear build. Read more here… Click here to view full statement.
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Business Day – LIVE 29 July 2016 RENEWABLE energy has a key and lasting role to play in SA’s future. Our renewable energy sector has been built up in the past four years and has contributed significantly to the growth of our economy. We expect this sector to continue to grow in the years ahead. [&
SAPVIA held its 2nd Networking event for the year at the SARETEC Auditorium, in Cape Town, on Wednesday, 27th July 2016. The event was well supported with just over 80 attendees! SAPVIA’s Chairperson, Davin Chown, welcomed all present and provided an update on the Association’s activities and strateg
Business Day LIVE 27 July 2016 THE renewable energy independent power producers programme remains a key government policy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Under the programme, which has attracted R195bn in direct investment, the government has partnered with independent power producers (I
Engineering News – ONLINE 22 July 2016 The decision by Eskom not to sign any newpower purchase agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers (IPPs) beyond those selected in the latest competitive bidding round could have a “chilling” effect on investment and undermine industrialisation effo
ITWeb 22 July 2016 The South African renewable energy industry has come out guns blazing, reproaching Eskom’s decision to no longer sign power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalised. According to a Business Day report, in a letter to energy minister Tina Joem
Daily Maverick 17 July 2016 Regulating a monopoly like Eskom is a hellishly hard thing to get right for a whole range of theoretical and practical reasons. It is even harder to regulate since Eskom is a vertically integrated monopoly as well. It is responsible for most of its own generation, it owns the t
IOL 22 July 2016 The South African photovoltaic industry wants the government to resuscitate the establishment of a state-owned independent system and market operator (Ismo). This comes in the wake of reports that Eskom chairman Baldwin Ngubane had written to the Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson