Month: January 2015

“ZERO COST” RENEWABLES THE SHORTEST TERM SUPPLY SOLUTION TO EASE ENERGY CRISIS

28 January 2015 The South African Renewable Energy Council welcomes the conclusions of a recent CSIR report showing that the net cost of South Africa’s renewable energy in 2014 was less than zero and ...Read More

SAPVIA Grid Access Unit meeting with Eskom's GAU

SAPVIA’s GAS & Eskom GAU met on the 12th November 2014.  The discussion points and minutes of meeting can be viewed here

ESKOM IMPLEMENTS LOAD SHEDDING

EYEWITNESS NEWS 26 January 2015 Power utility Eskom has begun implementing load shedding.  Read more…  

REIPPPP solar facilities surpass predicted performance

Engineering News – ONLINE 23 January 2015 The two solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities in the Northern Cape, which form part of South Africa’sRenewable Energy Independent Power Producer Pro...Read More

Eskom power station stripped for scrap

FIN24  27 January 2015 As renewed loadshedding plunged millions of South Africans into darkness on Monday, embattled power provider Eskom was stripping a KwaZulu-Natal power station for scrap, The Wit...Read More

SAPVIA & SESSA feedback on the NERSA Discussion document: Small-Scale Renewable Embedded Generation: Regulatory Framework for Distributors v10 of 10 Dec 2014.

The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association  (SAPVIA) and Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa ((SESSA), both key stakeholders within the nascent Small-Scale Renewable Energy Embedded ...Read More

CSIR presentation: Financial benefits of renewables in South Africa in 2014

This study addressed the questions how much fuel costs the first 1 600 MW of wind & PV have saved during the year 2014 (by reducing utilisation of diesel-fired gas turbines & of the expensive ...Read More

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