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African renewables market hit by policy shift, revolution

Environmental Finance Online 26 July 2011: Uncertainty over South Africa’s policy on renewable energy is causing wobbles in investor confidence, according to industry and finance experts, while the ef...Read More

Renewables tender should be issued next week – DoE

Engineering News Online 22 July 2011: The long-awaited procurement process for South Africa’s first renewable energy projects should begin next week, Department of Energy (DoE) deputy director-general...Read More

Small players may be forced out of power set-up

Business Live Online 23 July 2011: Moves by the Department of Energy to drop the renewable energy feed-in-tariff model from the Integrated Resource Plan could eliminate potential small players in the ...Read More

Notice of Recognition to Solaire Direct SA for special contribution to industry

SAPVIA, on behalf of its members, would like to honour Solaire Direct SA with special recognition for the pitoval role they have played in the establishment of SAPVIA. Solaire has made a substantial c...Read More

Open Letter to Energy Policy Makers in SA

17 July 2011: REFIT common Industry position on settlement and way forward: The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPVIA) and the Southern Africa S...Read More

SA needs an independent system operator

Engineering News Online 8 July 2011: The draft ISMO establishment Bill was published in May for comment. The draft Bill calls for the establishment of a State-owned company that would be responsible f...Read More

Nersa set to concur with DoE on renewables bid process, but raises questions

Engineering News Online 12 July 2011: The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is set to concur with a determination by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters outlining the tender process for the f...Read More

Renewable energy has to go local – DG

Business Day Online 4 July 2011: Department of Energy DG Nelisiwe Magubane warns alternative energy suppliers on local job creation requirements. THE renewable energy industry is not fazed with the in...Read More

Govt confirms inclusion of price competition in first renewables round

Engineering News Online 4 July 2011: The South African government has confirmed that price competition will feature in the procurement process for the first round of renewable energy projects, with th...Read More

Delay Hampers Green Power: Time for decision on renewable energy tariffs

Business Day Online 4 July 2011: The confusion about the government’s intentions regarding the implementation of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFITS) is frustrating investors and could jeopardise...Read More

Legal Advice puts REFIT in doubt

Business Report Online 27 June 2011: There was now some doubt whether the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) could set a bound tariff which renewable energy companies would pay to Eskom following...Read More

NERSA, DoE, Treasury:Latest Industry Update 3 July 2011

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