DoE: There's no interdict, we chose to put IPP signing on hold

2018-03-13 14:17

The Department of Energy says it has 'voluntarily' decided to delay the signing of independent power producer agreements, following a last-minute court bid by two groups.

Eskom's Khoza: We can afford to pay January salaries

2017-12-16 08:15

Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza says the power utility is able to pay January 2018 salaries to its staff, and promises delayed interim results will be released by end-December.

Green groups challenge go-ahead for new coal IPPs

2017-09-12 15:21

Environmental groups say they will ask the courts to set aside environmental authorisations for two new coal power stations by independent power producers.

Kubayi: Eskom must sign IPP agreements by end of October

2017-09-01 13:03

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has announced that Eskom must sign the IPP power purchase agreements by the end of October.

Eskom IPP signing date to be revealed this month - minister

2017-08-22 11:22

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says the date for the signing of Eskom’s power purchase agreements relating to the renewable energy IPPs will be announced by the end of August.

Why wage war for a slice of SA’s electricity pie?

2017-06-30 07:18

There should be no winner, no loser and certainly no war or any industry being crushed when it comes to electricity in South Africa, writes Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

IPP deal stuck in limbo as officials cite Eskom 'hardships'

2017-06-20 13:22

Eskom will approach energy regulator Nersa and National Treasury as part of efforts to end the stalemate holding up the independent power producers' procurement deal.

New coal plants face environmental challenge

2017-04-28 10:25

A civil rights group body is considering legal action against government and power station developers if proposed coal plants proceed without environmental impact assessments.

New twist in IPP battle as Eskom may close stations early

2017-04-09 07:22

Eskom has been vague about five power stations that will have to close early due to the expected inclusion of more renewable energy producers.

Eskom to sign IPP agreements shortly - Joemat-Pettersson

2017-02-28 12:16

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the impasse between Eskom and IPPs has been removed, and agreements for renewable energy will be signed in the near future.


Last-minute court bid blocks IPP signing

2018-03-13 07:03

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Transform RSA have managed to stop the signing of 27 independent power producer contracts in a last minute court bid.

Kubayi hails gas as SA and globe's energy future

2017-10-11 06:30

Government is going to remove all obstacles to speed up the development of a gas industry in South Africa, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.

Kubayi's Eskom decision provides much-needed policy certainty - IPPs

2017-09-01 16:58

Renewable energy producers say Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's decision that Eskom must sign power purchase agreements with them has provided leadership on policy certainty.

Finally, IPPs look set to get Eskom sign-up deal

2017-08-31 14:48

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubay says there will soon be clarity on the date for the conclusion of duly procured outstanding agreements with independent power producers.

No end in sight as Eskom stand-off on renewables continues

2017-08-11 06:00

Adding Treasury to the task team probing Eskom’s impasse over signing new power purchase agreements will delay matters still further, with no end in sight, writes Chris Yelland.

It’s war: Nuclear versus renewables

2017-06-29 05:00

The renewable energy IPP programme is the least-risk and most affordable solution that will benefit not only SA's population but also our fragile environment, says Robert J Traydon.

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.

New energy minister delays IPP signing amid protest from unions

2017-04-11 08:35

New Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has raised concerns with renewable energy IPPs, whose Power Purchase Agreements were supposed to be finalised on Tuesday.

Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

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.

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