ANALYSIS: 2020 vision to end generation capacity constraints and loadshedding in South Africa

2020-01-13 10:17

Eskom is not too big to fail – it has already failed. The issue now is how we deal with this.

Government working on 'world class' battery storage project – Gordhan

2019-11-20 21:00

Government intends to sign off soon on a "world class" battery storage project, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

Govt will seek to soften blow from coal closures, says Mantashe

2019-11-03 11:02

The minister of mineral resources and energy says his department is considering interventions to soften the blow of decommissioning coal power stations on local economies and mining towns.

Ramaphosa on load shedding: If you don't pay, you're part of the problem

2019-10-21 08:40

While President Cyril Ramaphosa said government and Eskom were working to prevent a case where South Africans were "plunged in darkness without warning", he stressed that "tough decisions" would have to be made.

Latest energy mix a 'promising sign', says wind energy association

2019-10-19 23:45

The South African Wind Energy Association has praised Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe for releasing what it called a "promising" Integrated Resource Plan.

Government's new energy plan includes new nuclear stations

2019-10-18 10:14

Government has gazetted the intergrated resources plan for 2019.

Mantashe: I'm no coal fundamentalist

2019-10-08 15:46

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said a golden opportunity lay ahead for wind energy investors to exploit, as off-grind energy solutions would boost the country’s energy consumption without burdening the national energy grid.

Mantashe on energy plan: My department is no lobby group

2019-07-16 15:42

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe told Parliament that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy was still on course to conclude the Integrated Resource Plan by September.

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.

SA needs policy certainty on energy mix to attract investment - Treasury official

2018-12-11 16:34

A lack of policy certainty on the country's energy mix will deter investment, says Treasury Deputy Director General Anthony Julies.


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.

Eskom debt relief report expected by year-end, MPs hear

2019-11-20 12:52

Eskom has a group debt burden of around R440bn.

Comparing me to Trump is an insult, Mantashe claps back at renewables jibe

2019-10-23 18:48

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe South Africa was not as developed as European and western economies and could not be held to the same standard as these advanced economies when it came to reducing emissions.

Solar industry welcomes IRP, but urges DMR to get details right

2019-10-20 11:59

The SA Photovoltaic Industry Association welcomes the SA government's Integrated Resource Plan, but pointed out that policy document's details needed to be sharpened.

Government gazetted wrong version of master energy plan - report

2019-10-18 18:23

The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 is the state's official blueprint for future energy generation.

Mantashe confident South Africa will have a new energy plan by next week

2019-10-10 10:35

At Thursday’s Oil and Power Conference, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said he briefed the Cabinet Committee on the latest version of the document.

Electricity generation master plan to be tabled before Cabinet next week, Mantashe says

2019-10-08 11:03

The Integrated Resource Plan describes the state's plan for future energy generation, including projected electricity demand, cost estimated, and energy sources.

Fears Mantashe may bury pro-renewable IRP draft as energy portfolio 'disrupted' again

2019-05-30 15:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday evening at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that Gwede Mantashe would serve as minister of a merged department between mineral resources and energy.

So, what does industry really think of renewables?

2018-12-12 18:54

Business leaders said the Integrated Resource Plan provides a framework around which their can plan production and consumption of energy in a sustainable and cost effectively manner.

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.

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