Category: general

IRP is an incomplete document, says Outa

Posted on 12/07/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Business Day LIVE 06 December 2016 After waiting for six years for the Department of Energy to publish its Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP), interested parties have only been given a few days to react to the document, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Tuesday. “The draft IRP has been reverse engineered […]

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Bushveld Energy upbeat about IRP, but concedes challenges remain

Posted on 12/06/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 05 December 2016 While independent power producers await government’s updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with bated breath, as it could possibly impact on the roll-out of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), electricity storage provider Bushveld Minerals is excited by its prospects.  Read more here…

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Energy plus politics seldom equal rationality

Posted on 12/06/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Business Day LIVE 06 December 2016 Taxpayers can have their say on a policy that avoids the least-cost option and entrenches Eskom’s dominance, writes Mike Levington…. read more here

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Treasury will not cover Eskom’s nuclear plans

Posted on 12/05/16 in general, No Comments

Business Day LIVE 02 December 2016 The Treasury has made it clear that Eskom’s existing R350bn guarantee facility cannot be stretched to cover a new nuclear-build programme. But it has confirmed that the facility, whose March 2017 expiry date prompted rating agency S&P Global to downgrade Eskom’s rating deep into junk territory last week, will […]

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Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Consultation workshop dates

Posted on 12/05/16 in Current Activities, general, General News, irp, No Comments

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 was promulgated in March 2011. It was indicated at the time that the IRP should be a “living plan”. Since the promulgation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 there have been a number of developments in the energy sector in South and Southern Africa. In addition the electricity […]

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Opportunities and Challenges for SSA Renewables: Replicating REIPPP Success

Posted on 12/01/16 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

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Notice for ERA Schedule 2

Posted on 12/01/16 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

Notice on Licencing vs Registration of SSEG – the expansion of the ERA Schedule 2 can be viewed by clicking here.  As soon as the gazetting process has been finalised, a call for comment will be circulated to all our members.

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Kganyago holds up renewables scheme as the type of structural reform needed to lift growth

Posted on 11/30/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 29 November 2016 South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago has lamented the prevailing uncertainty around South Africa’s renewable-energy procurement programme, which he heralds as the type of “no-brainer” structural reform that should be continued and expanded. Read more here….  

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Renewables body questions ongoing constraints on clean technologies in IRP base case

Posted on 11/28/16 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 25 November 2016 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has added its voice to those questioning the constraints imposed on renewable-energy technologies in the updated base case of Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which has been released for public comment.  Read more here…

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South African Sovereign Credit Rating “Junk Status” – running through the market risks

Posted on 11/28/16 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

This is an updated and shortened version (25 November 2016) of the original that was published on 27 May 2016 by RMB Global Markets Research.  

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