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S.Africa: Anticipation for the revised IRP is mounting

Calls for the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) are mounting. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) states that it is looking forward to being able to comment on the next IRP update, so that investor certainty can be further confirmed to 2050. SAWEA...

IRP NEEDS BETTER ENERGY CHOICES NOW TO SECURE SA's FUTURE

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 growing job-creating prospects in South Africa’s renewable manufacturing sector. The South...

South Africa signs first of R55.92bn renewable energy deals

After months of delays and legal challenges. South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth R55.92 billion with independent power producers on Wednesday, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa. [caption id="attachment_2328" align="alignright" width="555"] Newly-appointed energy minister Jeff Radebe. Picture: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg[/caption] The signing of power...

SA’s wind power hot-spot is creating new opportunities

A quarter of the projects so far approved in the REIPPPP programme have been allocated to the Eastern Cape with 91% of these being wind projects and the balance solar photo-voltaic. The Eastern Cape is home to two of the eight Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs)...

Court rules against Numsa on renewables deals

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled against the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA on the signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy deals. The court ruled that a case for urgency by the labour union and the civic group...

R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour

The signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy projects will not happen today as anticipated. This after trade union National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court. In what came as a...

Renewable energy body responds to NUMSA’s urgent interdict

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) responds to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's urgent court interdict blocking Eskom from signing 27 renewable energy contracts,  In a statement, SAWEA noted that today was meant to mark the reawakening of the country's Renewable Energy Power...

SAWEA RESPONDS TO ANOTHER PPA DELAY

Today was meant to mark the reawakening of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), first initiated in 2011. “The delayed investment of over R59 billion, the creation of over 13 000 construction jobs and a further 2000 operations jobs was meant to be...