Energy News

SAWEA calls for urgent finalisation of the Integrated Resource Plan

The wind energy industry, represented by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is calling for the release of the finalised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in order to create the certainty required to attract foreign investment. [...]

SAWEA supports small scale embedded generation to open energy supply industry

The wind industry believes that it’s time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country’s outdated system. To shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more [...]

Wind farm beneficiary programmes to exert to towns in 50km radius

Umoya Energy Wind Farm, situated close to the historic West Coast town of Hopefield, is home to one of South Africa’s first wind farms. This wind farm’s flagship programme has been benefiting the residents of Hopefield [...]

Wind energy conference opens doors for African Development

As concerns around energy security in South Africa grow, so does it for the rest of the continent, where access to energy plagues close to 1 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. It is therefore befitting [...]

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu and is pleased to announce  that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield [...]

Energy Award Winners announced for 2018 

The 13th annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEE) Conference took place from the 13thto the 14th November at Emperors Palace Convention centre in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The Conference brings together and serves the energy management-, environmental-, facilities [...]

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution

Energy Minister looks to wind sector for investment contribution – promises stability and growth Addressing delegates during the second day of SAWEA’s annual Windaba conference the Department of Energy (DoE), acknowledged the Wind sector’s ability to [...]

African Power Platform Launches Comprehensive Library of Energy Information

Jorge Lascas, founder and managing director of the African Power Platform (APP), announced that stakeholders and other interested parties can now access the APP’s extensive library of articles, studies and relevant documentation about all aspects of [...]

Scholarships open doors for youth to study and fulfil dreams

For many young people, being awarded a scholarship is often the only option available for after-school education. Financial assistance of this nature, offers youth the opportunity to follow their dreams, while helping relieve the financial strain [...]

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 [...]