Renewable energy programme attracts R209.4 billion to SA economy
The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment, economic transformation and climate change. The REIPPP is a competitive tender process that has been designed to facilitate private sector investment into grid-connected renewable energy generation. In a... Read more
IPPs tender process is fair, open and transparent
The tender process and the awarding of renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) contracts have no room for favouritism, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe said on Sunday. At a media briefing in Pretoria, the minister said security around the evaluation process mitigates the risks of corruption and interference. The... Read more
Energy Minister signs 27 renewable energy projects
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has officially signed 27 renewable energy projects, setting the path for diversified sources of energy to enter the energy mix. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the signing of the agreements for the 27 projects procured under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer... Read more
Cabinet reiterates commitment to transformation
Cabinet has reaffirmed its committed to the diversification and transformation of the financial sector, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. This follows the announcement by the South African Reserve Bank that it had placed VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship. “The appointed curatorship will support the VBS Mutual Bank to restore... Read more
Energy to announce new date for IPP signing
A new date for the signing of 27 renewable energy projects will be announced following a court decision later this month, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. The Minister’s comments follow a decision by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and non-governmental organisation Transform... Read more
Energy mix key to combat municipal energy challenge
South African Local Government Association (SALGA) President Parks Tau says a diversified energy mix and renewable energy are possible solutions for municipalities to address disruptions in the energy sector. Tau said the South African electricity and energy industry is still heavily reliant on a single supplier and operated in... Read more
Energy efficiency a must for construction industry
Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko on Monday called on the construction industry to embrace innovative technologies that have superior energy efficiency performance compared to conventional materials. “Energy efficiency will contribute to sustainable development, while will contribute towards South Africa’s green building policy,” said Minister Nhleko following... Read more
Power Purchase Agreements to be signed by end of October
The Power Purchase Agreements for bid windows 3.5 and 4 of the Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) will be signed by the end of October 2017, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Friday. “The Department of Energy, through the Independent Power Producer (IPP) office, will engage with... Read more
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says renewable energy is still part of government’s energy mix. The Minister said this when she tabled her maiden Budget Vote Speech in Old Assembly Chamber on Friday. She said as part of government’s energy mix, renewables remain one of the key areas for the... Read more
Calling all entrepreneurs and developers of renewable energy projects in Africa
Deadline extension until 12th May for entrepreneurs to enter the ACF competition to win US$7 million prize to fund African renewable energy projects DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 4, 2017/ — The 2017 Access Co-Development Facility ‘ACF’ competition will see developers across the continent compete for funding and expertise.... Read more