South African Photovoltaic Industry Association – Statement on Approval of South African Integrated Resource Plan

SAPVIA MEDIA STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The solar photovoltaic industry welcomes the South African Cabinet’s approval of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) latest Int...Read More

We are Hiring – Office Administrator Vacancy – Johannesburg

SAPVIA is looking for a reliable Office Administrator in the Johannesburg Office, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.  Click here view full job spec.  

Gordhan’s IPP renegotiation proposal triggers ‘breach of contract’ warnings

Engineering News ONLINE 15 February 2019 A report indicating that the South African government may seek to renegotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) concluded with independent power producers (IPPs...Read More

SAPVIA: Statement on the recent announcemt by Minister Pravin Gordhan on government decision to “renegotiate” old renewable energy IPP Contracts

Polity 15 February 2019 To stimulate and grow the SA economy, these five elements are critical: predictability, consistency, lower risk and policy certainty. A simple and blanket tariff renegotiation ...Read More


On the 22nd of August 2018, the Department of Energy (DoE) released the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018. The full document can be accessed by clickin here

South African govt to release long-term energy plan

Engineering News ONLINE 21 August 2018 Government will release the reviewed Integrated Resource Plan later this week, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. Radebe told reporters the energy blue...Read More


The Ministers of Energy and Head of Delegation of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Afric...Read More

Eskom faces risk of loadshedding as coal delivery disruption hits power stations

Engineering News – ONLINE 30 July 2018 Eskom has reported that coal delivery at some of its power stations was disrupted due to a workers’ protest in the early hours of Monday morning, lea...Read More

Draft Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice

The Draft Licencing Exemption and Registration Notice  gazetted today for public comment. The Notice articulates the intention of the DoE, in consultation with NERSA, to repeal the Exemption Notice pu...Read More

Numsa wins 11th-hour bid to stop Eskom’s IPP deal

Business Day 13 March 2018 An urgent court interdict was granted overnight to temporarily prevent Eskom from signing a deal that unions believe will lead to job losses and an increase in electricity p...Read More

Update on Phase I REDZs and Power Corridor Gazetting

Update on Phase I REDZs and Power Corridor Gazetting REDZs SEA PHASE 2_Environmental Considerations REDZs SEA PHASE 2_ERGPSC25072017 REDZs SEA PHASE 2_Socio-Economic considerations REDZs SEA PHASE 2_T...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    

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