Energy News

Jeffery’s Bay wind farm sponsors children’s rhymes and song

Joining the world’s children in celebrating National Mother Goose Day, a day that honours the imaginary author of a collection of well-loved fairy tales and nursery rhymes, local early childhood development (ECD) practitioners and children from [...]

REISA brings light to Olifantshoek Communicate with solar street lights

Residents and community stakeholders gathered together last week (18 May 2017), to celebrate the official launch of Olifantshoek Solar Street Light Project, a REISA Economic Development Flagship Project. “This project is very significant, as it has [...]

Hope field wind farm helps reduce classroom crowding in Langebaan

Umoya Energy – Hopefield Wind Farm, announced its support of Langebaan Primary School earlier this year, when it granted funds from a special budget, to fund the salaries of three teachers for the 2017 school calendar [...]

NERSA to formally investigate Eskoms refusal to sign PPA’s

The National Energy Regulator’s electricity sub-committee has responded to a complaint issued by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), indicating that it has launched a formal investigation into Eskom’s conduct. This follows a preliminary investigation, [...]

Investor confidence in SA’s renewables takes a knock

Just after SA’s credit rating was cut to junk status by ratings agency S&P Global, investor confidence in the country’s renewable energy sector is also on the decline. This is according to Fieldstone Africa, an independent [...]

Qatar lauds SA’s renewables amid uncertainties

Oblivious to the challenges facing SA’s renewable energy industry, Qatar has praised government’s policies in driving green energy in the country. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday hosted the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness [...]

Loeriesfontein wins farms launch remedial teacher support programme

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries [...]

True cost of renewables standoff

Eskom’s announcement in July 2016 that it would not sign any independent power producers onto the South African power grid threw a booming renewables sector into disarray. This is according to JCRA, a financial risk consultancy, [...]

Will the cabinet reshuffle open the door for nuclear?

The three ministries with the most critical impact on the energy sector have all been affected, significantly increasing the chances of the country opting for a highly controversial nuclear energy programme. In the energy portfolio, former [...]

Blaming SA coal cuts on “green power” is mis-directed

Blaming the early closure of some South African coal-fired electricity plants and subsequent job cuts on renewables is “misdirected” because generation from the fuel far outpaces clean-power supply, a former National Planning Commission member said. State-owned [...]