Cape Town pleased municipalities will be able to buy from IPPs - but it's still heading to court

2020-02-15 10:47

The City of Cape Town has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that some municipalities would be able to buy energy from independent power producers in future, but Executive Mayor Dan Plato wants to know exactly how this will be implemented.

‘We need competitive energy’

2019-11-11 10:57

JSE-listed Hulisani is an investment company focused in the secondary energy market. David McKay spoke to the company’s CEO, Marubini Raphulu, about our energy crisis, the redrafted Integrated Resource Plan and whether or not there is political will to turn the lights on for good.

Standard Bank confirms withdrawing funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

2019-04-17 22:00

Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed that it is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa new coal IPP projects.

Ramaphosa: there can only be conflict of interest if there is proof

2019-03-07 19:17

He has no conflict of interest regarding SA's independent power producers programme and those who make such allegations must prove it first, President Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament.

Radebe to hold briefing on Independent Power Producers - this might be why

2019-02-22 16:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Sunday hold a briefing on Independent Power Producers, which have been thrust into the spotlight following news of Eskom's unbundling.

Nedbank withdraws funding for new coal IPPs

2019-01-30 14:37

Nedbank lived up to its slogan as the “green” bank in a decision to withdraw its funding of two proposed new coal-fired power stations in SA - Thabametsi and Khanyisa - say Chris Yelland and Roger Lilley.

Radebe: IPPs did not cause job losses in coal sector

2018-05-08 14:10

IPPs are not meant to compete with coal power producers, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

Numsa vows to continue court battle against independent power producers

2018-04-25 08:18

Union Numsa says it has instructed its lawyers to take the independent power producers case for review, stating it only lost the urgent interdict in the high court on a technicality.

SA faces bleak future if IPP plan goes ahead

2018-04-12 06:01

If SA goes ahead on its current renewable energy path it will slow growth, raise poverty and inequity and ultimately lead to political and social instability, warns Rob Jeffrey.

NUM hits out at Radebe on IPP deal, threatens to end ANC support

2018-04-05 10:10

Union NUM has threatened to end its support for the ANC if the government continues with its renewable energy programme, saying clean power will destroy jobs and create ghost towns in coal mining areas.


ANC thinks municipalities should buy their own electricity - report

2020-01-21 12:58

The City of Cape Town took the department of energy to court in 2017 to allow the city to procure its own electricity.

Solving SA's energy crisis may mean lower renewable cost

2019-09-30 14:48

The utility’s primary energy costs increased by 17%, due to higher coal charges and increased production from independent power producers in its most recent financial year.

Coal Transporters Forum case against Eskom, Nersa dismissed

2019-03-26 18:29

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by the Coal Transporters Forum against Eskom, Nersa and a number of independent power producers.

There is 'no opportunity for corruption' at IPP procurement office, says Radebe

2019-02-24 11:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.

No favouritism in our renewable energy project bids - Patrice Motsepe

2019-02-18 11:40

None of the renewable energy projects linked to African Rainbow Energy & Power were received directly from government, its founder and chair Patrice Motsepe said on Monday morning amid allegations of favouritism.

SOLLY MOENG: Let renewables bring some renewal

2018-10-27 09:30

Investment in renewables would mean constructive disruptors could work hand-in-hand with Eskom to turn around the energy sector, says Solly Moeng.

Radebe vows to create policy certainty for SA energy

2018-05-08 11:41

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has committed to ensuring policy certainty to support President Cyril Ramaphosa's investment drive.

Black energy body laments 'exclusion' from renewable sector

2018-04-13 19:53

Black businesses in the energy sector have bemoaned what they call “unacceptably inadequate” participation in the industry, calling for a meaningful share in renewable power generation.

Signing of renewable deals in line with NDP – Parliament committees

2018-04-06 15:27

The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.

Jeff Radebe signs R56bn contract with renewable power producers

2018-04-04 16:47

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has signed a R56bn contract, expected to add 2 300 MW of electricity to the national grid over the next five years, with 27 independent renewable energy power producers.

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