Month: May 2014

SAPVIA's 12th Networking Event: 21 May 2014

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 12th Networking Event on 21st May 2014 at the Webber Wentzel Auditorium, Johannesburg.  This event offered three varying presentations on the day, with the first present...Read More

South African Renewable Energy Council launches new chapter for the green economy

Leadership ONLINE 26 May 2014 The South African Renewable Energy Council (“SAREC”) was launched at a function at the SAREC Offices in Parkwood, Johannesburg. The Council is an umbrella body for all re...Read More

New umbrella body for renewables sector formally launched

Engineering News ONLINE 22 May 2014 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has been formally launched as the umbrella body and “single voice” for all renewable-energy associations in the c...Read More

Eskom braces for tough winter

Engineering News – ONLINE 16 May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom will scale down its plans to repair power plants during winter to ensure the country has sufficient electricity supply durin...Read More

RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR ATTRACTS FOREIGN INVESTORS TO AFRICA

This week saw the inauguration of two solar power projects, De Aar Solar Power and Droogfontein Solar Power. Constructed at a combined cost of R3 billion the plants are contributing 100 megawatts into...Read More

DE AAR SOLAR POWER INAUGURATION & FOCUS ON ENRICHING COMMUNITIES

On Wednesday 14 May 2014, De Aar Solar Power, one of the first solar facilities arising from the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP),...Read More

DROOGFONTEIN SOLAR POWER BEGINS 20 YEARS OF CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY

On Thursday the 15 May 2014, Droogfontein Solar Power, one of the first solar facilities arising from the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (...Read More

Busa says other funding options should be explored as new Eskom hike looms

Engineering News – ONLINE 14 May 2014 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has expressed concern over State-owned power utility Eskom’s latest efforts to appeal for an interim tariff increase, say...Read More

Globeleq, Mainstream cement SA renewables alliance as solar farms are inaugurated

Engineering News – ONLINE 15 May 2014 International energy companies Globeleq and Mainstream Renewable Power have confirmed that they plan to continue to jointly explore and develop renewable-en...Read More

DST welcomes inauguration of R1.5bn Droogfontein solar PV plant

Engineering News –  ONLINE 15 May 2014 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has welcome the launch of the country’s newest solarpower plant, saying the R1.5-billion facility, near Kimb...Read More

Eskom warns of constrained power, still awaits Nersa’s RCA decision

Engineering News- ONLINE  15 May 2014 As more warnings of a “severely constrained” power system emerged, State-owned power utility Eskomsaid it was only expecting the determination of its regulatory c...Read More

Supply will be tight on Monday night but stable thereafter – Eskom

Engineering News – ONLINE 05 May 2014 South Africa’s electricity supply system was expected to be “extremely tight” on Monday during the evening peak, after which it was expected to be stable ov...Read More

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