Energy News

ESKOM issues curtailment notice to wind farms citing COVID-19

Despite government issuing an official notice on 25 March 2020, classifying electricity production, supply and maintenance as essential services, Eskom is proposing to curtail operational wind farms citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19, claiming Force [...]

WIND FARMS CELEBRATE 1090 LOADS OF TURBINE COMPONENTS TO SITE

Two of the country’s largest wind farms currently under construction, have announced the successful completion of the transportation of all their turbine components.  The final loads arrived at Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s site on 21st February, [...]

SA’s Energy transition delivers on manufacturing jobs

South Africa’s energy transition is poised to unlock economic growth and deliver thousands of much needed new jobs, at a time when the country faces staggering unemployment rates that threaten to continue well into the new [...]

MTN wants to use 100% green energy to feed its grid

For MTN, things are clear. The guarantee of a stable and optimal telecommunications network now depends on electricity generated autonomously from renewable sources. For this reason, the second largest mobile phone operator in South Africa and [...]

Cenfura Partners with C4D to Tokenize Renewable Energy Assets in South Africa

Cenfura has entered into an agreement with C4D to tokenize microgrid assets in South Africa. The partnership will construct and operate the solar PV and battery storage-based microgrid assets in 6,500 gated communities across South Africa [...]

Why green energy finally makes economic sense

Renewable energy experts have long hoped that solar and wind power would someday become the cheapest way to generate electricity, allowing the world to shift away from fossil fuel. That day has now arrived, much sooner [...]

Wind sector responds to renewed load shedding and IRP

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the recent load-shedding that the country is experiencing once again. The Association sees the current energy constraints as a clear symptom of Eskom fleet’s reduced energy [...]

Southern Africa to become a global wind energy powerhouse

Windaba 2019 kicked off with a welcome address by His Honourable Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Mr Gwede Mantashe, acknowledging the role of the wind sector in South Africa’s economic growth. Southern Africa is moving [...]

Another delay in the energy IRP – wind sector reacts

Wind energy sector serves the countries development agenda but requires the 2019 IRP As the Energy Sector once again hear of yet another delay in the release of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update, the [...]

Ntombifuthi Ntuli takes charge of the wind industry

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has announced the appointment of Ntombifuthi Ntuli as CEO, who is tasked with steering the R200 billion wind industry, by drawing on her deep knowledge and talents gained during [...]