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SAREC AND THE RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITY WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF MINISTER GWEDE MANTASHE AND HIS DEPUTY MINISTER BAVELILE HLONGWA TO THE NEWLY COMBINED DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) and all its associate members congratulates the newly appointed Minister Mantashe and Deputy Minister Hlongwa to the combined Department of Minerals ...Read More

EXTRA HELP IN MATHS IS NEEDED AT A YOUNG AGE TO ENSURE MASTERY

May 2019, De Aar, Northern Cape It may be common knowledge that South African learners are amongst the world’s lowest performers when it comes to maths and that as learners move through the senior pha...Read More

Court date set for Cape Metro’s bid to buy power directly from IPPs

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday welcomed the high court in Pretoria setting a date for its petition to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs). The City wants the Energy Mini...Read More

Great strides for renewable energy with Green Bonds

Good news for the SA renewable energy sector as investors acquire bonds on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Green Bonds segment. Recently, Nedbank listed a Renewable Energy Bond on the bourse and...Read More

SAPVIA WELCOMES LICENCING OF SSEG PROJECTS

ENERGY Minister Jeff Radebe’s instruction to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to commence with the licencing of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects will facilita...Read More

100% BLACK OWNED KURUMAN BUSINESS GETS SOLAR FUNDING TO HELP STIMULATE JOB CREATION

REISA has announced grant funding for a local civil construction enterprise, Aceburg Trading, in Kuruman. The grant will fund machinery and equipment for a new steel fabrication and manufacturing busi...Read More

Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit

Lingering policy uncertainty and regulatory delays are continuing to impede the development of hundreds of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects, which are seen at the quickest and cheapest ...Read More

SUN RISES ON SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY CRISIS

South Africa’s national power utility Eskom grapple to meet South Africa’s energy demand has sped up the need to explore alternative energy sources. However, making sure that the lights stay on is jus...Read More

Media Statement from Davin Chown on the IPP Renegotiations

SAPVIA Chairperson Davin Chown provides a media statement on the recently proposed IPP renegotiations. To stimulate and grow the SA economy, these five elements are critical: predictability, consisten...Read More

Legal report on the Municipal Legal framework applicable for small scale embedded

Legal Report provides context into the type of conditions or procedures relating to the connection and operation of SSEG systems to provide municipalities with reasonable legal security that these sys...Read More

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

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