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ESKOM IMPLEMENTS LOAD SHEDDING

Posted on 01/27/15 in general, General News, No Comments

EYEWITNESS NEWS 26 January 2015 Power utility Eskom has begun implementing load shedding.  Read more…  

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REIPPPP solar facilities surpass predicted performance

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Engineering News – ONLINE 23 January 2015 The two solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities in the Northern Cape, which form part of South Africa’sRenewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), implemented by renewables developer and independent power producer BioTherm Energy, are exceeding their performance ratios, the company reports. he Konkoonsies and Aries solar facilities, which reached commercial operation in March last year, were identified as […]

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Eskom power station stripped for scrap

Posted on 01/27/15 in general, General News, No Comments

FIN24  27 January 2015 As renewed loadshedding plunged millions of South Africans into darkness on Monday, embattled power provider Eskom was stripping a KwaZulu-Natal power station for scrap, The Witness reported on Tuesday. The Ingagane power station in Newcastle — once the gem of the province’s electricity generation arsenal — has been reduced to junk.  Read […]

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ESKOM WARNS RISK OF LOAD SHEDDING REMAINS

Posted on 12/17/14 in general, General News, No Comments

EYEWITNESS NEWS 17 December 2014 Eskom says four generators which stopped working yesterday, threatening power supply, are back online but the risk of load shedding remains. The units went offline due to what officials say were technical problems.  Read more…

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South Africa solar booming as REIPPPP comes under scrutiny

Posted on 12/15/14 in general, General News, No Comments

PV TECH 12 December 2014 The completion of South Africa’s latest utility PV power plant has coincided with new figures showing an “exponential” rise in the contribution solar is now making to the country’s grid. As Spain’s Acciona Energía announced its 94.3MWp Shishen project had begun operation, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) this […]

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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME (REIPPP) FINANCIAL CLOSE OF WINDOW 3, ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINDOW 3.5 PREFERRED BIDDERS AND ADDITIONAL DETERMINATIONS

Posted on 12/15/14 in general, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – MEDIA STATEMENT On the 19 August 2013, 93 bid responses were received of which 65% were for the Solar Photovoltaic and 29% Onshore Wind Technologies. Preferred Bidders were announced on the 5 November 2013. The bidders have finalised their contractual arrangements. This will result in an additional 1 456MW of green […]

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SA to announce 1,000 MW of renewable energy contracts

Posted on 12/15/14 in general, General News, No Comments

MONEYWEB 14 December 2014 South Africa will announce a series of renewable energy projects on Monday that will add 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power into the country’s constrained electricity grid, sources close to the deals told Reuters. Africa’s most advanced economy is in the midst of a severe power crisis because of the government’s failure to build […]

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Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?

Posted on 12/12/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 11 December 2014 South Africa is facing its worst power crisis since 2008. As the country’s struggling power utility, Eskom, battles to cope with demand for electricity, millions face the prospect of years of  “load-shedding”. Eskom’s CEO Tshediso Matona has said that these planned outages are here to stay. “Over the years, in an environment of strained capacity, we have delayed critical maintenance because […]

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Cabinet sets up electricity ‘war room’ as it unveils five-point stabilisation plan

Posted on 12/11/14 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News  - ONLINE 11 December 2014 Cabinet has approved a five-point plan to address the current strain on South Africa’selectricity system as well as the creation of a technical “war room” to undertake various interventions to improve supply security over the short and medium term. Since the start of November, the country has descended into protracted periods of […]

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MORE ROLLING BLACKOUTS ON THE CARDS FOR TODAY & TOMORROW

Posted on 12/11/14 in general, General News, No Comments

EWN  11 December 2014 Eskom says there’s a high risk of load shedding today and tomorrow as diesel supplies are running out. The utility implemented rolling blackouts for three consecutive weekends and again on Monday due to several problems at existing power plants. Read more…

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