Independent Power Producers are not eating Eskom's lunch – energy expert

2020-03-05 05:01

The independent power producers of bid window five could produce electricity at costs as little as 40c per kilowatt hour, says an energy expert.

Western Cape doesn't have to rely only on Eskom - DA's Mazzone

2019-04-24 15:05

The Democratic Alliance has a power procurement strategy that could shield South Africans from load shedding as early as the day after the elections, MP Natasha Mazzone has said.

Govt’s plan for coal power plants comes under fire

2018-10-16 15:29

The inclusion of new coal-fired power stations in the government’s future electricity mix came under fire from the public on Tuesday.

Radebe: Eskom is not closing its own coal plants for IPPs

2018-07-04 16:06

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.

Kubayi: Eskom concerns about IPP can't be ignored

2017-05-20 09:00

The energy minister says her department is balancing between signing agreements with independent power producers and addressing Eskom’s affordability concerns.

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.

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.

Cabinet to finally review SA energy plan this week

2016-10-11 07:30

SA's long awaited Integrated Energy and Integrated Resource Plan which considers energy demand under different scenarios will be presented to Cabinet this week.

Investing in renewable energy brightens returns in SA

2016-06-01 09:00

A programme that’s making SA the top destination for green-power investments is not only easing an electricity crisis: returns are beating those in bonds and stocks.

Molefe: Eskom budget can't support new IPPs

2015-10-20 11:11

Eskom’s block against any more independent power producers connecting much-needed power to the grid is a temporary measure, says CEO Brian Molefe.


Clean energy should fill the Eskom void

2020-02-04 12:51

As Eskom struggles financially, independent power producers should be allowed to step up and fill the electricity-generation gap.

Energy department survived its worst year yet, says Radebe

2019-02-26 21:32

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe said the lack of stability in the office of the minister, director general and deputy director general was felt in the financial health of the department as well as its state of governance.

Ramaphosa: I have nothing to do with any Independent Power Producers

2018-08-22 20:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he is not benefiting his brother-in-law Patrice Motsepe or any other person with business interests in Independent Power Producers.

Fight or flight as Eskom 'squashes' renewable IPP programme

2017-09-10 06:00

The nascent private power industry and its substantial financial backers are reeling from Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s recent apparent hit-and-run attack on them.

SONA: Zuma's vision for a stronger state-controlled economy

2017-02-10 06:35

The vision for a much stronger state-controlled South African economy took centre-stage in President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address delivered in Parliament on Thursday evening.

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.

The hidden costs of renewable energy projects

2016-10-20 12:47

Eskom wants to find a long-term solution to issues raised by the SA Wind Energy Association, says the power utility’s head of generation Matshela Koko.

Gov't clarifies stance on SA's energy mix

2016-09-15 17:38

Cabinet has once more emphasised that independent power producers remain an integral part of SA's energy mix, following conflicting statements from Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Four issues of concern over nuclear energy

2015-12-30 06:49

Fin24 user Dion Wilmans says some points made by Dr Kelvin Kemm about nuclear energy appear to be “well-orchestrated propaganda" with no mention of long-term impacts.

Big firms may muscle in on small producer plan, warns IPP

2015-10-06 19:03

The darling of SA’s renewable energy programme says government must be careful not to allow big multinationals to abuse the new small projects programme.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.