Energy News

Eskom’s requested 20% increase tough for economy to bear

Eskom’s application to the regulator for a 20% tariff hike, plus the prospect of even higher costs as the utility seeks compensation for lower sales in previous years, demonstrates again that its current business model is [...]

Helping improve Grade 4 literacy

In a bid to mitigate what has become known as the ‘fourth grade reading slump’, reading clubs are being piloted across Eastern Cape schools, with funding from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Literacy Programme. [...]

Energy Drive set to educate rural communities

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) will partner with the Durban University of Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and embark on an educational road trip with the EnergyDRIVE. This custom-built [...]

FedEx Express Launches New Solution For Healthcare Industry

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the world’s largest express transportation company, has introduced new temperature controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa, which will further improve the handling of temperature-sensitive shipments. [...]

Khobab wind farm celebrates all turbines in place

Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, on 8 September 2017. Furthermore, Khobab Wind Farm, together with its adjacent ‘sister’ wind farm, Loeriesfontein [...]

South Africa’s green energy space 2017

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been lauded as an international success; a global model for public-private partnerships in the renewable energy space. However, this could soon become a distant memory [...]

Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide

Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering [...]

Wind Energy Industry welcomes Minister Kubayi’s leadership

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is very pleased to have received confirmation from the Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi that outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) will be signed by the end of October 2017. Minister [...]

Opportunity to apply for sponsored participation at wind energy conference

Students from South African universities are encouraged to submit an application for sponsorship to attend the South African Wind Energy Association’s WindAc Africa conference. Students who are keen to understand the diverse wind energy sector have [...]

Avoiding the fluctuating price of solar for commercial property

The cost of installing photovoltaic (PV) systems could rise in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year, according to Charl du Plessis, Head of Project Development at EP Solar, a division of Energy Partners and part of [...]