Month: July 2012

South Africa: Eskom Has Not Yet Finalised Application for Tariffs

30 July 2012: All Africa Online:  Eskom has not yet determined its final application to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) with regards to its next tariff application, Eskom Chief Executive O...Read More

South African PV Review

South Africa is set to become one of the biggest procurers of solar PV technology in the world in the next three years, and could possibly rank tenth in installed capacity by 2015 if all the utility s...Read More

SAPVIA 8th Management Committee Meeting: 11 July 2012

The agenda and minutes of SAPVIA's 8th management committee meeting are available to SAPVIA members for download.

Further financial-close delay in prospect for 28 renewables bidders

26 July 2012: Engineering News Online:  The 28 renewable-energy project developers identified in December as preferred bidders, following the first bid window under South Africa’s R100-billion Renewab...Read More

State urged to consider centralised project management

27 July 2012: Business Day Online:  The government should consider centralised project management for its infrastructure rollout programme, to counter the risks of slipping schedules and escalating co...Read More

India encourages SA firms to participate in big renewables push

23 July 2012: Engineering News Online: India has invited South African renewable-energy developers and suppliers to consider participation in its ambitions plan to add 30 000 MW of additional renewabl...Read More

Third renewables bid window to open ‘soon’, despite window-one delay

23 July 2012: Engineering News Online: The schedule and capacity allocation for the third bid window under South Africa’s R100-billion Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) wo...Read More

Eskom to finalise tariff application by August

19 July 2012: Engineering News Online: National power producer Eskom would submit its tariff application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) by August, CE Brian Dames said this we...Read More

China Moves into Chile's PV Sector with 300MW

16 July 2012: PV Insider Online: “What is Chile doing that South Africa isn’t?” China is to build a 300MW solar photovoltaic power plant project in Chile with a total reported invest...Read More

The Green Economy Accord

SAPVIA was a signatory to The Green Economy Accord which was launched at COP17 at the end of last year. The Green Economy Accord is an agreement between government, business and labour, committing eac...Read More

Eskom plans yet more hikes

14 July 2012: Business Times Online: Eskom, which generates about 95% of South Africa’s power, said the level of increases would depend on some government decisions, according to a Reuters repor...Read More

Power to, and from, the people

11 July 2012: Techcentral Online:  Solar power generation is a great fit for sunny SA. But for a long time it’s been too expensive for individuals, and even most businesses, to consider. The price of ...Read More

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