Month: March 2015

SAPVIA feedback on the NERSA Consultation Paper on Small Scale Embedded Generation

NERSA had requested that stakeholders comment on the issues raised in their Consultation Paper on Small Scale Embedded Generation.  The deadline for submissions was 26 March 2015.  Click here to view ...Read More

South Africa’s Solar Development Looks Bright But Much Work To Be Done

Engerati 23 March 2015 The South African Finance Minister’s budget speech gives much promise to the development of solar PV in the country. In his first full budget speech, Finance Minister Nhlanhla N...Read More

SED Workshop

SAPVIA held a Socio-Economic Development – Economic Development (SED-ED) workshop on 04 March 2015 at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg where the newly-elected SED-ED Subcommittee was constituted. ...Read More

Give solar power a chance

Business Report 25 March 2015 The solar power industry is ready to install 2 000MW of electricity every year for the next five years to help ease the country’s electricity crisis – and has called on t...Read More

SAPVIA's 16th Networking Event: 18 March 2015

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 16th Networking Event on 18 March 2015 at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg.   For the first time SAPVIA coordinated a video-conference link in order to engage with t...Read More

Traditional model of electricity supply in South Africa is in crisis

Should the latest annual price increase application of 25.3% be granted, electricity prices are likely to be a whopping 250% higher – on average – compared to 2008. This is illustrated bel...Read More

Eskom wants 25.3% tariff increase

Moneyweb 20 March 2015 Eskom’s electricity tariffs may increase by 25.3% from April 1 this year for its direct customers and July 1 for municipal customers if an application to the national regulator ...Read More

Request for Eskom tariff increase of more than 25%

Business Day LIVE 20 March 2015 ESKOM wants tariffs to go up 25.3% from July 1 — double the expected hike — and plans to ask the National Energy Regulator of SA to process a new application. Tariffs w...Read More

Gauteng COGTA Department Learning Network – Revenue Impacts of embedded generation and energy efficiency

Our CEO facilitated the above-mentioned workshop on Wednesday, 18 March 2015.  The presentations can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links below. COGTA Presentation March 2015 Setting the ...Read More

Renewables group homes in on South Africa’s embedded solar market

Engineering News –   ONLINE 18 March 2015 Renewable energy project specialist juwi Renewable Energies, which has participated in five South African utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects...Read More

MAN SA unveils R15m solar rooftop system at Durban plant

Engineering News – Online 18 March 2015 MAN Truck & Bus South Africa (MTBSA) on Tuesday unveiled a grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system at its assembly facility in Durban, m...Read More

PIC puts R5bn into Northern Cape renewable energy projects

Business Day LIVE 19 March 2015 RENEWABLE energy projects received a boost with the announcement on Wednesday of two new solar power plants to be built in the Northern Cape. The Public Investment Corp...Read More

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