The independent power producers of bid window five could produce electricity at costs as little as 40c per kilowatt hour, says an energy expert.
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.
The inclusion of new coal-fired power stations in the government’s future electricity mix came under fire from the public on Tuesday.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.
The energy minister says her department is balancing between signing agreements with independent power producers and addressing Eskom’s affordability concerns.
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.
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.
SA's long awaited Integrated Energy and Integrated Resource Plan which considers energy demand under different scenarios will be presented to Cabinet this week.
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.
Eskom’s block against any more independent power producers connecting much-needed power to the grid is a temporary measure, says CEO Brian Molefe.
As Eskom struggles financially, independent power producers should be allowed to step up and fill the electricity-generation gap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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