Engineering News Online 13 December 2012 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has confirmed that it has committed R6.2-billion for 11 of the 28 renewable-energy projects that progressed through the first bidding round under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (
Renewable Energy World Online 11 December 2012 Solar panel makers and developers have pegged South Africa as a new frontier for a few years now, and solar energy development seems to be underway in earnest. Hanwha Solar One and Suntech Power both announced Monday supply deals for large solar farms that ar
7 December 2012 Business Day Live THE tariff application which Eskom has submitted to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) is the product of a careful balancing act and it touches on some choices that are for SA to make, rather than for Eskom alone. Read more…
7 December 2012 Engineering News Online South Africa’s much-praised Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) should be seen as only one part of the nation’s renewable-energy opportunity, large-scale solar power plant developer Ciel & Terre South Africa business development ma
Mail & Guardian Online 4 December 2012 Eskom says the available spare supply on its electricity network has fallen to just over 2% of total capacity due to an increase in unplanned outages. In a bi-weekly status update, Eskom said it had 32 326 MW of capacity for the Monday evening peak hours when pe
Business Day Live 3 December 2012 METROPOLITAN councils generate a “substantial profit” from the sale of electricity, the Treasury said on Monday in a report on the consolidated operating and capital budgets of 278 municipalities over the next three years. This issue is controversial as busine
SAPVIA's last management committee meeting for the year is taking place on Tuesday the 4th of December. The agenda for the meeting is available for SAPVIA members to download.
30 November 2012 Engineering News Online South Africa will not fully benefit from the skills developed by various contractors during the construction of State power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, if a decision is not made in the next year on the construction of ‘Coal 3’