Local project officer for local wind farm takes the reins and shows women the way
Ceres resident Gaylene Koopman, has taken on the key role of local Project Officer, for what will become the Western Cape’s newest wind farm. Women play an important part in the renewable energy industry, from construction management, engineering, health and safety management to administrative jobs. Perdekraal East Wind Farm,... Read more
Solar project powers up Northern Cape
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will today launch the Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power Project in the Northern Cape. The Solar One is one of 7 Concentrated Solar Power Projects under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Taking place in Pofadder the launch is... 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
Robben Island gets solar energy microgrid
SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system, situated on the World Heritage Site, consists of a solar PV farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply, whilst significantly reducing... 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