Month: September 2012

Renewable Energy delay costs millions

25 September 2012 Moneyweb online: The deadline, originally scheduled for June, has been extended for a third time – this time to the end of October. The delay comes as government, lenders, proj...Read More

EPIA Study:Connecting the Sun: Solar photovoltaics on the road to large-scale grid integration

25 September 2012: [restrictedarea] The rise of solar PV and other renewables presents a whole new world for electricity grid operators, requiring a new perspective on the management of the power syst...Read More

Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Southern Africa

4- 5 October 2012: At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Southern Africa we bring the industry together under one roof. Join us on 4th & 5th October at the Hilton Sandton Hotel, Johannesbu...Read More

Renewable Energy World Africa 2012

6-8 November 2012: Renewable Energy World Africa, and the co-located POWER-GEN Africa is coming to the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-8 November 2012. .   Register on-line now f...Read More

U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation approves USD 250 million in funding for South African PV project

19 September 2012:  The board of directors of the U.S. government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved up to USD 250 million in funding for a 60 MW solar photovoltaic (P...Read More

PPC Energy Progress Report on ISMO Bill

18 September 2012: At a PPCE meeting held on the 18th of September in Parliament, Cape Town, the task team, led by the DoE and comprising the Department of Public Enterprises, National Treasury and Es...Read More

State delays bidding for renewable power projects

17 September 2012: Business Day Live Online: COMPANIES hoping to bid for renewable energy capacity in the third “window” of the private power procurement programme must now wait until May ...Read More

Davies wants cap on electricity mark-ups

17 September 2012: Business Day Live Online: A CAP should be imposed on the mark-ups that municipalities imposed on Eskom’s electricity prices, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says, because hig...Read More

SAPVIA commends DoE for Round 3 Bid Submission date delay

10 September 2012: SAPVIA commends DoE for Round 3 Bid Submission date delay The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) would like to commend the Department of Energy for the decisio...Read More

DoE confirms new renewables bid schedule after window-one delays

10 September 2012 Engineering News Online Following delays to achieving financial close on the first 28 wind and solar projects, which advanced to the preferred-bidder stage in December last year unde...Read More

Portfolio Committee on Energy Meeting: 18 September 2012

11 September 2012: The PPCE Meeting on the report back from the Department of Energy’s Task Team on the scenario building exercise relating to the Independent System and Market Operator Bill wil...Read More

Third renewable energy bid round delayed by eight months

10 September 2012: Business Day Live Online: THE Department of Energy has delayed the third round of bidding for renewable energy suppliers by eight months until May 2013. In a briefing note sent to b...Read More

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