Energy News

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 [...]

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 [...]