Energy regulator approving emergency power at 'snail's pace' - expert

2020-03-19 14:23

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has been taking its time to approve the procurement of additional power, says an expert.

Cabinet approves new guide for biofuels policy

2019-12-17 16:24

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that the biofuels regulatory framework was approved because Cabinet recognised biofuels internationally as an alternative to carbon intensive energy.

5 reasons renewables are here to stay

2019-02-25 21:36

Government has included renewables in the country's energy mix as part of plans to mitigate the impact of climate change, says energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

Brian Dames: Why I stepped down from the Eskom task team

2019-02-18 15:44

Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames said he stepped down from the president's team of advisors on the power utility when a perceived conflict of interest arose and he wanted to maintain a high standard of ethics.

Radebe stands his ground on coal dominance under DA scrutiny

2018-09-05 15:18

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has told Parliament that government’s energy policy takes into account all of the country's energy sources, as well as the role of poverty and inequality.

Blocking IPP signing a 'delay tactic' nothing more - Yelland

2018-03-14 07:02

South Africa cannot fight the move towards renewable power , energy expert Chris Yelland has said.

Nuclear still part of SA energy mix, says department of energy

2018-03-07 05:52

'It is not about whether nuclear is part of the energy mix, but rather how to implement it,' a top official from the department of energy has told Parliament.

Brown gives Eskom green light to buy IPP power

2018-02-02 15:10

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has given Eskom the go-ahead to sign the outstanding power purchase agreements with independent power producers in SA's renewable energy programme.

Cape Town takes govt to court in bid to buy electricity from IPPs

2017-08-07 07:53

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that the Department of Energy and Nersa have been served with court papers by the City of Cape Town demanding the right of the city to purchase electricity from independent power producers.

Radical restructuring at Central Energy Fund under way - Kubayi

2017-05-19 11:20

The Central Energy Fund will undergo radical restructuring to be more transparent and accountable, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.


Companies must supplement power supply if they want to survive shocks, pay staff bonuses - analyst

2019-12-18 22:30

Businesses that adopt power purchasing agreements sooner rather than later will be resilient enough to ride out the shocks that come with power cuts, says a consultant.

'Kusile should be cancelled' – Greenpeace report

2019-04-26 06:30

Greenpeace believes there should be no further investment in coal-fired power stations and that it 'makes no sense' for Eskom to complete the Kusile Power Station project.

Radebe: Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers are 'cost neutral' to Eskom

2019-02-24 17:00

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has stressed that Eskom's financial woes are not due to the introduction of Independent Power Producers.

Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

2018-12-12 21:28

Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.

Investors want policy certainty to invest in gas

2018-07-01 14:58

Investors want policy certainty about the integrated resource plan before they put their money behind gas projects, says an independent power producer.

Govt sets date for signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy IPPs

2018-03-08 21:20

Government has affirmed its commitment to renewable energy by announcing the signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy independent power producer projects.

Renewable programme's restart imminent - association

2018-02-02 18:28

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown 's green light will finally allow South Africa's renewable energy programme to get going again, Sawea says.

Kubayi: I’ll go to court if IPP renegotiations fail

2017-09-17 06:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she will go to court to challenge independent power producers that do not drop their previously agreed tariffs.

Dilly-dallying endangering SA's renewable programme

2017-06-20 20:20

South Africa’s successful renewable energy programme is in peril, after a task team placed it in limbo over the possible signing of new contracts.

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.

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