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.

Signing of renewable energy contracts delayed - but only for a few hours

2018-04-04 12:40

The signing of R56bn in contracts with 27 independent renewable energy producers has been delayed until Wednesday afternoon, as officials worked to finalise details of the deals.

Court rejects Numsa's urgent bid to block IPP signing

2018-03-29 12:50

The North Gauteng High Court has struck Numsa and Transform RSA's urgent application to block the signing of 27 outstanding renewable IPPs from the roll.

IPP deal would be 'financial suicide' lawyer for Numsa tells court

2018-03-27 21:55

A lawyer acting on behalf of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has argued that the signing of a deal by Eskom with 27 independent power producers will be 'financial suicide'.

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.

 

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.

Clean, cost effective energy is SA's right, says Radebe after IPP ruling

2018-03-30 11:04

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has welcomed the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court to reject an urgent application to interdict the signing of 27 renewable independent power producer projects.

Eskom lashes out at Nersa over tariff proposal

2018-03-28 22:00

Eskom says Nersa's decision on a tariff proposal is based on a number of assumptions which will leave the parastatal worse off after difficult economic times.

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.

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