Energy News

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu and is pleased to announce  that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield [...]

Energy Award Winners announced for 2018 

The 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference took place from the 13thto the 14th November at Emperors Palace Convention centre in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The Conference brings together and serves the energy management-, environmental-, facilities [...]

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution – promises stability and growth Addressing delegates during the second day of SAWEA’s annual Windaba conference the Department of Energy (DoE), acknowledged the Wind sector’s ability to [...]

African Power Platform Launches Comprehensive Library of Energy Information

Jorge Lascas, founder and managing director of the African Power Platform (APP), announced that stakeholders and other interested parties can now access the APP’s extensive library of articles, studies and relevant documentation about all aspects of [...]

Scholarships open doors for youth to study and fulfil dreams

For many young people, being awarded a scholarship is often the only option available for after-school education. Financial assistance of this nature, offers youth the opportunity to follow their dreams, while helping relieve the financial strain [...]

Energy Performance Certificates for Buildings

South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Mr. Jeff Radebe, has in terms of section 19 of the National Energy Act called for public comment the draft Regulations for the Mandatory Display and Submission of Energy Performance Certificates [...]

SA Wind industry calls for standardised metric to asses employment

The Global power sector is undergoing a complex structural transition away from a model of regulated, monopolistic, centralized and coal-based electricity supply. To fully understand the impact and opportunities of this power sector transition for South [...]

Globeleq acquires interests in SA renewable energy sector

LONDON – 18 July, 2018: Globeleq, a power sector leader in Africa, and an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) (TSX:BAM.A) (Euronext:BAMA) (Brookfield) have reached a definitive agreement whereby Globeleq acquires Brookfields interests in its South [...]

Drought relief support for sheep farmers

DROUGHT RELIEF SUPPORT FOR commercial and emerging SHEEP FARMERS Over 100 Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been adversely affected by the ongoing regional drought, have been thrown a life-line, by the two local wind farms. [...]

Revised IRP needs better energy choices

Calls for the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) are mounting. The clear technology investment roadmap it provides, is essential to investor certainty over a multi-decade time horizon. Such certainty is particularly important for [...]