Energy News

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 [...]

Building Energy pens deal for 147 MW wind and 4,7 hydro plants

Building Energy, a multinational company operating as a global integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the Renewable Energy Industry, on 4 April 2018  signed Power Purchase Agreements in Johannesburg with the South African state owned utility [...]

Improving implementation of economic development in rural communities

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is working with key constituencies to help improve the implementation of Economic Development components through industry practice. A final workshop in a series hosted by SAWEA brought together key [...]

Wind power and renewable eco-system is ready for growth

South Africa’s manufacturing and construction industries in particular, stand to benefit immediately from the conclusion of Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement Programmes (REI4Ps) recently signed Power Purchase Agreements. It follows that the recovery and growth [...]

Government has today re-confirmed its commitment to the renewable energy sector

4th April – Government has today re-confirmed its commitment to the renewable energy sector and will continue its intended partnership with the private sector in mutual pursuit of diversifying South Africa’s power mix in support of [...]

Wind sector celebrates renewable procurement programme back on track

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, are today celebrating Minister Radebe’s confirmation that the country’s renewable procurement programme will resume. The Energy minister has set a firm date [...]

Renewable energy costs less by far

“South Africa should urgently restart its large scale renewables industry in order to benefit from the continued decline in renewables prices achieved globally and grow its green economy industrial base”, says Brenda Martin, CEO of SAWEA. [...]

CSP plant Kathu now linked to the ESKOM grid

Johannesburg (South Africa), 28 February 2018 – The engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved the connection of the 100 Mw Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to 132kV ESKOM Distribution line on 23 [...]

Wind industry looks to new Minister to sign PPA’s

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement in response to President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle this week, which ushered Cabinet veteran Minister Jeff Radebe into the Energy portfolio with immediate effect. SAWEA welcomes [...]

New Ministers – what does this mean for the energy sector

Yesterday – in a late-night cabinet reshuffle that was anticipated by many, and has been far more welcome than any of the previous three reshuffles – President Ramaphosa made a number of significant changes to his [...]