Month: February 2017

Adjustment to RE IPP contingent liabilities in the Budget Review welcomed by SAPVIA

SAPVIA MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release. SAPVIA welcomes the work done by Treasury over the last few months around the recalculation of the contingent liabilities attributed to renewable energy I...Read More

IPP programme identified as imperative for boosting investment

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 February 2017 Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable energyindependent power producers (IPPs) whose bids were approved by the Department o...Read More

CSIR presentation to PCE: Electricity Scenarios for South Africa

The CSIR delivered a presentation to the Portifolio Committe on Energy on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.  The presentation can be dowloaded here    

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) [COMPLAINANT] and ESKOM [RESPONDENT]


Green energy saves city mall 2 200 electricity units each day

A Cape Town shopping mall is saving 2 200 units of electricity each day due to the installation of renewable energy systems. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities today (16 February 2017) vis...Read More

SONA: Zuma commits SA to renewable energy

FIN24 09 February 2017 Eskom has for months refused to issue final budget quotes to preferred bidders in Round 4 and the Round 4 extension of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procuremen...Read More

Zuma says Eskom will sign renewables contracts in disrupted, economy-focused Sona

Engineering News – ONLINE 09 February 2017 President Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday that Eskom would sign the outstanding power purchase agreement (PPAs) for renewable energy projects that had...Read More

PRESS STATEMENT: Bold leadership on renewables sends strong message to investors – SAPVIA

SAPVIA MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release. Bold leadership on renewables sends strong message to investors – SAPVIA The announcement that Eskom will sign the outstanding Power Purchase Agreem...Read More

Sekunjalo's R500m lifeline to entrepreneurs (to boost renewable energy initiatives)

Business Report 09 February 2017 South African entrepreneurs yesterday received a shot in the arm after Sekunjalo Investment Group committed R500 million to boost renewable energy initiatives and wome...Read More

Op-Ed: Impasse in renewable energy procurement – a political power play

Daily Maverick 09 February 2017 While it has been interesting to see the level of debate around the price of electricity, much of this is mere noise and overlooks the fundamental questions of how we s...Read More

Eskom’s refusal to sign new renewables PPAs costing jobs, investments – DCD

Engineering News – ONLINE 03 February 2017 Fears that State-owned Eskom’s protracted delay in concluding power purchase agreements (PPAs) with selected independent power producers (IPPs) could r...Read More

The big questions when Ministers meet on renewables standoff

Engineering News – ONLINE 06 February 2017 When the Ministers responsible for seeking resolution to the current impasse in South Africa’s renewable-energy sector meet this month, they will be ex...Read More

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