Month: February 2015

Call for comment: (NERSA) Consultation Paper on Small Scale Embedded Generation

The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is in the process of drafting the Small-Scale Embedded Generation: Regulatory Rules. However, prior to the decision, the Energy Regulator will embark on a due pro...Read More

More than 70 bids received for fourth renewables bid window

Engineering News – ONLINE 24 February 2015 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson confirmed on Tuesday that 77 bids were received by the August 18, 2014, submission deadline for the fourth bid w...Read More

Finance Minister’s budget speech caps an important week for solar PV in South Africa

In his first full budget speech, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene referred to the government’s 9 strategic priorities, which we first at the state of the nation address (SONA) on 12 February 2015. The s...Read More

Govt reveals beneficiaries of electrification spend

Engineering News ONLINE 16 February 2015 President Jacob Zuma revealed in his State of the Nation Address last week that a number of municipalities would continue to benefit from government’s electrif...Read More

Eskom war room fixed with restoring plant availability, but stabilisation could be 30 months off

Engineering News – ONLINE 17 February 2015 There is currently no shortage of electricity capacity in South Africa, Department of Energy(DoE) acting director-general Dr Wolsey Barnard acknowledge...Read More

South Africa renewables: Industry reveals its benefits

Africa Energy Issue 293 • 29 January 2015 New figures show renewable energy as the one bright spot in South Africa’s deeply troubled power sector. With  around 1,600MW of wind and solar now supplying ...Read More

CSIR report welcomed by SA renewables bodies

The Energy Blog 29 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 w...Read More

Eskom, govt drag feet on distributed generators

IT WEB 29 January 2015 Though SA is experiencing dire electricity shortages, the country is taking its time to standardise the use of embedded or distributed generators.  So says Frank Spencer, chair ...Read More

Eskom to implement Stage 1 load shedding

FIN24 03 February 2015 Eskom announced on Tuesday that it will implement Stage 1 load shedding from 10:00 to 22:00.   Stage one rolling power cuts will be implemented on Tuesday morning, the power uti...Read More

ACSA invests in solar energy for regional airports

Engineering News ONLINE 02 February 2015 Airports Company South Arica (ACSA) has called on interested parties to bid for the design of two 500 KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar plants, for installation at i...Read More

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