Energy News

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 [...]

Minister of Public Enterprises gives eskom green light to sign power agreements

SAWEA has responded to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, giving Eskom the green light to sign the outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable power producers.  The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is [...]

EnergyDrive is in Cape Town

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck, has arrived in Cape Town, completing the first half of its 3-week wind route journey across the country, having taught thousands of learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies. [...]

Windaba opens with many African Countries now looking to SA’s REIPPPP

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, welcomed the South African and International Wind energy industry to the 7th Annual International Wind Industry conference – Windaba 2017. “The SA Wind power market is [...]

SACS invests in renewable energy

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town has made a commitment to clean energy by installing a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House. The solar system was installed by Energy Partners Home Solutions, part [...]

Private solar owners to pay Nersa?

When the amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) comes into force, it will regulate the use of small scale electricity generators by requiring registration with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This is according to Lizel [...]