IRP2019: municipalities can profit by generating electricity – from sewage

2019-10-18 11:14

Turning waste into electricity can help municipal finances, the new Integrated Resource Plan says, while Cape Town and Johannesburg complain because they are not allowed to buy and make their own power.

Municipalities will suffer under 2018 IRP, Parliament hears

2018-10-26 21:33

Parliament heard the last batch of submission in the public hearings on the IRP on Friday. The IRP is a plan to operationalise of electricity in South Africa in the short to medium term.

Funding of two new coal IPPs in South Africa may be under threat

2018-09-26 10:41

International and local efforts to restrict funding for the construction of new coal-fired power plants appear to be gaining momentum.

No additional nuclear in SA's electricity plan, government punts renewable energy

2018-08-27 10:08

Minster of Energy Jeff Radebe has gazetted the long-awaited Integrated Resources Plan and the public have 60 days to comment.

Energy minister suspends head of planning and clean energy Ompi Aphane

2017-08-05 11:59

Department of Energy deputy director general for policy, planning and clean energy, Ompi Aphane has been suspended, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has revealed.

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.

SA adding 'too much' electricity to the grid - Brown

2016-11-30 20:12

South Africa is currently adding electricity to the national grid, which is more than what is required, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Why new energy plan has sparked strong emotions

2016-11-29 07:43

South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda. Hartmut Winkler unpacks the energy mix.

Is the energy plan rigged?

2016-11-27 07:09

The updated Integrated Resource Plan pushes back the need for nuclear, but also limits wind power.


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.

Greenhouse gases from new coal power stations will add R28bn to emission reduction bill

2018-09-28 11:27

The proposed Thabametsi and Khanyisa coal-fired power stations would add R28bn to South Africa’s costs to fulfill the commitments under the Paris Agreement, says an environmental rights group.

SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030, Radebe tells MPs

2018-09-05 06:45

The department of energy has told MPs that the draft IRP's coal component is in line with the country's energy policy, although by 2030, it will cost the country R20bn more than outlined in the 2010 plan.

Radebe to publish SA's long-term electricity plan on Monday

2018-08-24 20:51

The long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan will be gazetted on Monday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said, following a meeting with the National Economic Development and Labour Council.

DoE appears to be sneaking key energy policy past public – Outa

2017-01-19 07:41

The Department of Energy appears to be sneaking its New Energy Efficiency Strategy past the public, advocacy group Outa has said, calling for an extension on the process.

Energy minister’s advisers reveal why nuclear should be dumped

2016-12-07 14:53

A report on SA's future energy plan explains that by removing policy adjustments and keeping the plan at a least cost level, the need for nuclear energy falls away.

Energy minister supports nuclear coming online in 2026

2016-11-30 19:18

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has indicated that the nuclear new build programme will start coming online by 2026 and that renewable energy cannot be unconstrained.

Will SA's new energy plan break the bank?

2016-11-28 07:43

The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it, Stephen Labson asks..

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