Eskom wants to renegotiate what it pays IPPs - SAREC

2017-02-17 16:44

It seems Eskom still wants to renegotiate prices for the purchase of renewable energy from Independent Power Producers, says the SA Renewable Energy Council.

Solar company responds to Zuma's SONA pledge on renewable energy

Chairman of Solar Capital, Paschal Phelan, says the president's backing of the renewable energy programme will enable Independent Power Producers to reach their goal of providing 17 800 MW of renewable energy to SA by 2030. Watch.

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IPPs get ready to sign after Zuma fuels Eskom action

2017-02-10 17:09

Eskom has set the ball rolling to sign 26 power purchase agreements that will mean independent power producers can start construction on wind and solar projects.

SONA: Zuma commits SA to renewable energy

2017-02-09 21:12

Renewable energy forms an important part of the South Africa's energy mix, says President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address.

5 obstacles women face in energy procurement

2017-02-01 05:31

These are the five challenges women owned enterprises face in the energy procurement process.

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

2017-01-31 13:42

The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.

Eskom’s cost calculations on renewable electricity - more nuance

2017-01-20 14:06

With sufficient data, a more accurate approach would be to run scenarios on Eskom’s production planning optimisation models, says Eskom's Deon Joubert.

Koko unpacks Eskom’s renewable costs, but experts disagree

2017-01-17 12:52

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has revealed how renewable energy costs are suffocating Eskom’s finances, but energy analysts have queried the science behind his calculations.

Eskom will support major renewable energy growth in 2021 – Koko

2017-01-13 19:57

Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says the utility will support major growth in the renewable energy sector from 2021, when he believes prices will come down.

Renewable energy investment fell 18% in 2016 - study

2017-01-12 18:16

Global investment in renewable energy dropped by 18% in 2016 due to sharp falls in equipment prices and a slowdown in China and Japan, a study has found.

Eskom are diluting low-cost energy with expensive mistakes - solar expert

In this second part of our interivew with Solar Capital chairman Paschal Phelan, he weighs in on some of the criticisms levelled against Eskom (in the wake of the Dentons report), as well as government's nuclear plans. Watch for more.

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Department sheds more light on renewable energy plans

2017-02-14 20:10

Renewable energy will be considered without constraints to test how readily it will be available as part of South Africa’s energy mix, says the Department of Energy.

Zuma's backing for renewable energy wins praise

2017-02-09 22:27

President Jacob Zuma's announcement that Eskom will sign the outstanding REIPPP sends a strong message to investors, says the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association.

Winning Women: Pushing the power of green

2017-02-05 06:01

Renewable energy is the wind beneath the wings of passionate and determined Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, whose vision is to power Africa.

IDC to look for opportunities beyond renewables

2017-01-31 18:16

While Eskom’s battle with proponents of renewable energy continues, stakeholder the Industrial Development Corporation will be looking at other opportunities in the energy sector.

Are anti-nuclear activists blinded by Zupta fear? Why SA needs nuclear power – economist

2017-01-26 15:30

SA faces a dark future if it increases renewables and cuts coal and nuclear, says an independent analyst. He sets out the pros and cons of the various energy options.

Court can force Eskom to sign wind, solar plans – IPP legal advice

2017-01-18 12:08

Renewable energy IPPs whose new build plans have been held up by Eskom can take the power utility to court, according to legal opinion by Webber Wentzel.

A bumper year for renewable energy

2017-01-15 06:37

This year could be a bumper one for South Africa’s renewable energy programme as prices could drop if the sector can sort out its problems with Eskom.

EXCLUSIVE: Koko seeks to resolve Eskom impasse with renewables

2017-01-13 13:10

Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says Eskom and government stakeholders are nearly ready to present a solution that will enable it to sign power purchase agreements.

5 reasons why Eskom is wrong about renewables costs – CSIR

2017-01-12 13:19

The CSIR has refuted Eskom’s cost calculations regarding renewable energy, after the utility said surplus power caused a net loss of R9bn to the economy.

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