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IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs

Posted on 01/19/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 January 2017 A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred bidders by the Department of Energy (DoE) more than a year ago states that the IPPs “would be […]

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Spotlight on IPPs,but legal row looms

Posted on 01/19/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Business Report 19 January 2017 Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa boasted at the World Economic Forum (WEF) about South Africa’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme as renewable energy companies prepared for a court battle with Eskom to protect their R58 billion ­investment. The looming court battle stems from Eskom’s alleged reluctance to […]

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PRESS STATEMENT: SA PV INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES THE RECOGNITION OF THE SUCCESS OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY IPP PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME (REIPPP) BY DEPUTY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

Posted on 01/18/17 in Downloads, general, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

PRESS STATEMENT: SA PV INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES THE RECOGNITION OF THE SUCCESS OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY IPP PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME (REIPPP) BY DEPUTY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA SAPVIA welcomes the recognition of the success of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPP) by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at WEF 2016 in Davos yesterday and of the potential […]

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IPPs want solution for all 26 outstanding renewables projects, not only some

Posted on 01/16/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 16 January 2017 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) indicated on Friday that, while it welcomed indications that Eskomwas willing to reopen lines of communication on 26 outstanding renewables projects, it could only entertain a solution that remained faithful to the procurement process already concluded and dealt with all outstanding […]

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STATUS OF SMALL SCALE EMBEDDED GENERATION (SSEG) IN SOUTH AFRICAN MUNICIPALITIES November 2016

Posted on 01/16/17 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

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DRAFT INTEGRATED ENERGY PLAN (IEP) REPORT AND INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN (IRP) UPDATE ASSUMPTIONS, BASE CASE RESULTS AND OBSERVATIONS EXTENSION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS PERIOD

Posted on 01/16/17 in Downloads, general, General News, iep, irp, No Comments

On the 25 th November 2016, the Department of Energy published in the Government Gazette the Draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) report and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Update Assumptions, Base Case Results and Observations for public comments. The closing date for written comments was communicated as 15th February 2017. The full bried can be accessed […]

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Welcome to REDIS – The Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (BETA VERSION)

Posted on 01/16/17 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

The Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (REDIS) is developed, hosted, and operated by the Department of Energy with the purpose of improving the availability and access to renewable energy data and information.  Navigate to: http://redis.energy.gov.za/ for more details.

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Op-Ed: Industrialisation is just as important as cost when considering IRP options

Posted on 01/16/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Daily Maverick 20 December 2016 By now, most people in South Africa who have an interest in the energy sector are aware that I chaired the Working Group for the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy (MACE), which made recommendations to the Minister of Energy on how the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan […]

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REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENERGY (MACE) WORKING GROUP ON ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ASSUMPTIONS AND METHODOLOGIES ADOPTED IN THE IRP 2016 BASE CASE SCENARIO

Posted on 12/15/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, iep, irp, No Comments

The Minister of Energy appointed a Working Group on 16 September 2016 to analyse certain concerns expressed by members of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy (MACE) on a number of assumptions used to derive the IRP Scenario “Base Case A1” and to report back to the Minister on their findings. Click here to download […]

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Global Solar Council – Update – 13 December 2016

Posted on 12/15/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

The Global Solar Council, of which SAPVIA is a Founding Member, held a teleconference on Tuesday, 13 December 2016.  The agenda for the call was as follows: WTO Environmental Goods Agreement 2017 Action Plan (full version attached) Trump Administration – Policy Implications Next meeting To download the presentations and Action Plan, please click on the […]

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