Month: December 2014

ESKOM WARNS RISK OF LOAD SHEDDING REMAINS

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...Read More

South Africa solar booming as REIPPPP comes under scrutiny

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 coun...Read More

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

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 wer...Read More

SA to announce 1,000 MW of renewable energy contracts

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, ...Read More

Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?

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...Read More

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

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 r...Read More

MORE ROLLING BLACKOUTS ON THE CARDS FOR TODAY & TOMORROW

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 weeke...Read More

Solar PV industry – making a contribution towards increased electricity supply security

Solar PV industry – making a contribution towards increased electricity supply security It’s been just over one year since the first set of solar PV projects – from the first round of the Renewa...Read More

Call for Eskom to declare national power crisis

FIN24 09 December 2014 Eskom must declare the rolling blackouts a national crisis, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. Maimane was speaking outside the offices of the public enterpr...Read More

Call for rethink amid delays to South Africa’s renewables procurement

Africa Energy – Issue 2940 04 December 2014 An industry body has called for a fundamental rethink of renewable energy procurement as third- and fourthround REIPPP bidders face new delays, writes...Read More

ESKOM: SORRY, BUT LOAD SHEDDING IS HERE TO STAY

EWN  08 December 2014 Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tshediso Matona says load shedding is here to stay, at least for the next few months as the utility tries to stabilise an extremely constraine...Read More

Eskom load shedding under way

FIN 24 05 December 2014 Eskom will start with phase 2 load shedding at 11:00 on Friday morning until 22:00 on Friday night, spokesperson Andrew Etzinger told Fin24. This is because the electricity gri...Read More

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