Month: July 2016

We can’t turn back on the path of IPPs

Business Day – LIVE 29 July 2016 RENEWABLE energy has a key and lasting role to play in SA’s future. Our renewable energy sector has been built up in the past four years and has contributed sign...Read More

SAPVIA NETWORKING EVENT: 27 JULY 2016 – SARETEC, CAPE TOWN

SAPVIA held its 2nd Networking event for the year at the SARETEC Auditorium, in Cape Town, on Wednesday, 27th July 2016. The event was well supported with just over 80 attendees! SAPVIA’s Chairperson,...Read More

IPPs are still a key part of SA’s energy policy, says Pravin Gordhan

Business Day LIVE 27 July 2016 THE renewable energy independent power producers programme remains a key government policy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Under the programme, which h...Read More

Backlash over Eskom's IPP move

Moeketsi Thobela, Chief Executive of the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association, discusses Eskom’s decision to halt any new supply agreements with private operators.  Click here to view the interview.

Eskom’s IPP stance seen undermining investment and green industrialisation

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 July 2016 The decision by Eskom not to sign any newpower purchase agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers (IPPs) beyond those selected in the latest compe...Read More

Renewables industry blasts Eskom

ITWeb 22 July 2016 The South African renewable energy industry has come out guns blazing, reproaching Eskom’s decision to no longer sign power purchase agreements with private producers after th...Read More

Op-Ed: Eskom has us over a barrel. Time for a different approach.

Daily Maverick 17 July 2016 Regulating a monopoly like Eskom is a hellishly hard thing to get right for a whole range of theoretical and practical reasons. It is even harder to regulate since Eskom is...Read More

Concern over Eskom’s position on IPPs

IOL 22 July 2016 The South African photovoltaic industry wants the government to resuscitate the establishment of a state-owned independent system and market operator (Ismo). This comes in the wake of...Read More

SAPVIA Media Statement: Private sector investment in solar PV faces risks

SAPVIA Media Statement For release: 21 July 2016 Private sector investment in solar PV faces risks “South Africa’s energy mix is expected to shift considerably towards renewables over the next two dec...Read More

Eskom offers industry cheaper surplus power

BDLive 20 July 2016 STATE-owned power utility Eskom is willing to renegotiate tariffs with large industrial customers as it expects to have a surplus of electricity by 2022, executives say. From 2008 ...Read More

Eskom challenges SA economy to grow

MoneyWeb 20 July 2016 Eskom CEO Brian Molefe on Tuesday challenged the SA economy to grow and create jobs and gave the assurance that Eskom will be able to supply the necessary electricity. At the qua...Read More

Eskom moves to raise exports as it closes in on 80% plant-availability goal

Engineering News – ONLINE 19 July 2016 State-owned electricity producer Eskom says it is on course to achieve its stated goal of achieving an energy availability factor (EAF) of 80% well ahead o...Read More

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