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DoE confirms 1 800 MW renewables ‘reopener’ on the way

Posted on 06/12/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 12 June 2015 South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) expects to begin formally moving ahead with plans for a so-called ‘expedited’ renewable-energy procurement process by the end of June. The intention is to offer projects that narrowly failed selection as preferred bidders during the first four bid windows under the Renewable Energy […]

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Energy Minister 2015/16 Budget Vote Speech

Posted on 06/12/15 in DoE, general, No Comments

The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat Pettersson, delivered the 2015/16 Budget Vote Speech on 19th May 2015, at the National Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town.  The address will reflected on the progress the DoE has made in line with its mandate, and outlined the key initiatives and programme for the 2015/16 financial year. The […]

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SAPVIA’s 17th Networking Event: 27 May 2015

Posted on 06/09/15 in Current Activities, general, Networking Events, No Comments

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 17th Networking Event on 27 May 2015 at The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice,in Cape Town.   SAPVIA’s Chairperson, Davin Chown lead the day’s proceedings with an update on the Association’s activities and strategy going forward, followed by a very informative presentation from Tanya Engels, Director; and Preshnee Govender, Senior Consultant, International […]

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Attention turns to ‘expedited’ renewables bid after 13 more projects are confirmed

Posted on 06/09/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 08 June 2015 With confirmation by the Department of Energy (DoE) that another 13 solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects had been added to the 13 already selected in mid-April under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), attention is now turning to the so-called […]

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Property, solar bodies looking to rooftop solar for energy security

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 23 April 2015 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) opening the way for collaboration on the use of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the commercial and industrial property sectors. The two organisations said in a statement […]

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South Africa’s move to expand private-energy sector ‘game changing’

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 22  April 2015 Boutique advisory company EDPlatform, established in 2012 to support energy developers meet the economic-development requirements of South Africa’s independent power producer (IPP) procurement initiatives, has described recent announcements on the expansion and acceleration of the country’s IPP programmes as “game changing”. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced in mid-April that, […]

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Renewable-energy forum to unpack sector prospects, risks

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 April 2015 On the heels of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s recent announcement of the preferred bidders under the fourth bidding round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), renewable-energy specialists, energy policymakers and successful bidders will next month gather to discuss key developments in South Africa’s nascent […]

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eThekwini municipality to install solar panels at Moses Mabhida Stadium, other facilities

Posted on 04/22/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 21 April 2015 The eThekwini municipality will invest R8.7-million in placing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, uShaka Marine World, Kings Park swimming pool, the Metro Police headquarters, eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s (EWS’s) customer service block and Loram House, home to Durban’s strategic projects unit. Aluwani Ramulifho, the recently […]

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SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW Prieska solar power plan

Posted on 04/22/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 21 April 2015 Solar panels and systems designer SunPower on Monday started construction on the 86 MW peak Prieska solar power plant in the Northern Cape. The project, which would become operational in 2016, was the third solar power plant to be built by SunPower under the South African government’s Renewable Energy […]

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Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme Bid Window 4 Preferred Bidders’ Announcement 16 April 2015

Posted on 04/20/15 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

On 16 April 2015, the Department of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson led a media briefing, announcing the Bid Window 4 Preferred Bidders’. To view detailed DoE presentation, please click here  

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