Month: December 2016

REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ENERGY (MACE) WORKING GROUP ON ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ASSUMPTIONS AND METHODOLOGIES ADOPTED IN THE IRP 2016 BASE CASE SCENARIO

The Minister of Energy appointed a Working Group on 16 September 2016 to analyse certain concerns expressed by members of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy (MACE) on a number of assumptions u...Read More

Global Solar Council – Update – 13 December 2016

The Global Solar Council, of which SAPVIA is a Founding Member, held a teleconference on Tuesday, 13 December 2016.  The agenda for the call was as follows: WTO Environmental Goods Agreement 2017 Acti...Read More

Case made for decentralised energy supply

Business Day 14 December 2016 City of Cape Town calls for decentralised, liberalised energy markets in consultations on the draft Integrated Resource Plan Future energy planning should provide for dec...Read More

SA's nuclear plans: Fanning the flames of suspicion

FIN24 13 December 2016 South Africa’s nuclear determination and procurement plans have once again triggered shock and outrage. Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko announced on Tuesday that the power ...Read More

State opens door for nuclear procurement

Business Day LIVE 14 December 2016 Eskom plans to issue a request for proposals soon, derailing a court case over legalities The state has cleared the way for the nuclear procurement programme to proc...Read More

DoE urged to re-run IRP base case without ‘artificial constraints’

Engineering News – ONLINE 08 December 2016 A call has been made for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case to be re-run in order to generate a “least-cost” outcome that is free from the “a...Read More

Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear – CSIR

FIN24 07 December 2016 An energy mix with 72% renewables will cost R90bn less than nuclear or coal, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This is according to research presen...Read More

Experts’ advice ignored to force nuclear option

Business Day LIVE 08 December 2016 A panel of experts appointed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told public hearings on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday that the...Read More

Public consultations for IRP, IEP get under way as DoE attracts criticism over timelines, pricing basis

Engineering News – ONLINE 07 December 2016 Planned nationwide public consultations got under way in Boksburg on Wednesday for the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) long-awaited draft Integrated Ene...Read More

Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (IPPPP) An Overview As at 30 September 2016

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IRP is an incomplete document, says Outa

Business Day LIVE 06 December 2016 After waiting for six years for the Department of Energy to publish its Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP), interested parties have only been given a few...Read More

Bushveld Energy upbeat about IRP, but concedes challenges remain

Engineering News ONLINE 05 December 2016 While independent power producers await government’s updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with bated breath, as it could possibly impact on the roll-out of t...Read More

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