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SA leading the way on renewable energy

Posted on 09/15/16 in general, General News, No Comments

IOL  14 September 2016 One has to wonder what motivation the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation has in launching a smear campaign against renewable energy. Mr Kelvin Kemm’s article Nuclear power is the only sensible way to go, which is more about renewable energy than nuclear energy, is riddled with so many untruths and fallacies […]

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The Independent Power Producer Programme is still government policy

Posted on 09/15/16 in general, General News, No Comments

The Presidency 15 September 2016 President Jacob Zuma has taken note of the concerns raised in the public domain about confusion or doubt that may have been created about the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) of government. The Presidency wishes to clarify that all the Independent Power Producer Programmes, namely renewable energy, coal […]

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Editorial: Decisive leadership needed to address IPP impasse and industry structure

Posted on 09/02/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 01 September 2016 Eskom’s hostility towards independent power producers (IPPs) can no longer be disputed, or ignored. The antagonism has also brought to the fore the oft-repeated warning about the genuine risk associated with the current structure of the industry, where IPPs are beholden to a dominant competitor for both grid access […]

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Amid worries over IPP-programme credibility, Eskom says issues being resolved

Posted on 09/01/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 31 August 2016 A South African solar industry body has warned that the credibility of the country’s much-vaunted Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is being threatened by ongoing delays to the programme, as well as uncertainty over Eskom’s willingness to conclude power purchase agreements (PPAs) for projects already adjudicated by the […]

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Wind, solar can supply bulk of South Africa’s power at least cost, CSIR model shows

Posted on 08/24/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE  22 August 2016 There has been much discussion in recent months about the work done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Energy Centre into the role that renewable energy could play in South Africa’s future electricity mix. In an extensive interview with Engineering News Online, Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz outlines the key […]

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South Africa won’t change IPP course ‘midstream’

Posted on 08/24/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 August 2016 Cabinet appears to have put paid to Eskom efforts to halt the country’s highly regarded independent power producer (IPP) programme, with Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe indicating on Monday that there was no intention to “change course midstream”.  Read more here…

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Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson on diversified energy mix

Posted on 08/19/16 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

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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Statistics of utility-scale solar PV and wind in South Africa in the first half of 2016

Posted on 08/10/16 in Downloads, general, No Comments

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We can’t turn back on the path of IPPs

Posted on 07/29/16 in general, General News, No Comments

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. […]

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IPPs are still a key part of SA’s energy policy, says Pravin Gordhan

Posted on 07/28/16 in general, General News, No Comments

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 (IPPs) the private sector to provide renewable energy.  Read more here…

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