Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
This privately-owned website is operated and maintained by Creamer Media
We have detected that the browser you are using is no longer supported. As a result, some content may not display correctly.
We suggest that you upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:
         
close notification
23 May 2017
                       
 
1
2 3
 
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
Task team deliberating on renewables impasse to report ‘first week in June’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A joint departmental task team set up to find solutions to the current impasse holding back the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy projects procured in 2015 will...
 
 
13 May 2017
 
 
 
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
ELECTRICITY
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
Nersa may probe whether Eskom’s refusal to sign renewables PPAs contravened licence
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The electricity subcommittee of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will recommend that the Energy Regulator institute a formal investigation into a complaint that Eskom was...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Solar body urges Energy Minister to provide revised PPA signing date
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) expressed confidence on Tuesday that the latest delay in signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
25 Oct 2016
 
Austrian FM highlights need for predictable regulation during South Africa mission
BILATERAL RELATIONS
Austrian Foreign Affairs and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz used a business forum in Johannesburg this week to highlight regulatory stability and predictability as a “necessary condition” for...
 
 
20 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Enel expects renewables to prevail in South Africa despite current uncertainty
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Enel Green Power South Africa country manager William Price says he is “surprised” by Eskom’s current resistance to signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) for new renewable-energy projects in...
 
 
16 Sep 2016
 
Black business pioneer raises concern about IPP uncertainty
ELECTRICITY
One of South Africa’s pioneering black-owned companies, Thebe Investment Corporation, says it is critical that the prevailing uncertainty surrounding the future of independent power producers...
 
 
31 Aug 2016
 
Amid worries over IPP-programme credibility, Eskom says issues being resolved
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A South African solar industry body has warned that the credibility of the country’s much-vaunted Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is being threatened by...
 
 
30 Aug 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Eskom’s IPP pushback continues despite Cabinet endorsement
ELECTRICITY
Despite Cabinet having insisted at its recent lekgotla that South Africa has no intention of “changing course midstream” in its support of the independent power producer (IPP) programme and...
 
 
22 Aug 2016
 
 
 
South Africa won’t change IPP course ‘midstream’
ELECTRICITY
Cabinet appears to have put paid to Eskom efforts to halt the country’s highly regarded independent power producer (IPP) programme, with Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and...
 
 
30 Mar 2016
 
Eskom efforts to ease grid bottlenecks for renewables backed up by World Bank agency
ESKOM
The World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) announced on Wednesday that it had extended €698.9-million in guarantees to South Arica’s Eskom to support transmission...
 
 
18 Mar 2016
 
‘New’ development bank
REAL ECONOMY: DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
The New Development Bank (NDB), which is in the process of being established by the Brics bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is aspiring to begin approving its first batch of...
 
 
23 Nov 2015
 
 
 
Eskom secures R2.3bn in development finance from French agency
ELECTRICITY
South African electricity utility Eskom has secured a R2.3-billion (€150-million) long-term loan from French development financier Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to support distribution...
 
 
 
                       
 
1
2 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
















 
 
 
 
 
  Topics on this page
 
 
 
Company
 
Gas
DCD
TWh
IPP
AEG
SMA
Continent
 
Country
 
Industry Term
 
Person
 
Act
City
 
Region
 
Music Album
 
Facility
 
Product
 
R1
Province Or State
 
Natural Feature
 
Sports Event
 
 
 
 
 
 
Online Publishers Association
Close