June 2018

SA WIND INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES TO TRANSFORMATION THROUGH CO-ORDINATED EFFORT

Given the Renewable Energy Industry’s potential and willingness to contribute to national socio-economic development, the industry is taking proactive measures to ensure coordinated efforts result in greater local benefit.

Speaking at a recent energy forum, Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, signalled government’s intention that the socio-economic and enterprise development spend of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme’s (REI4P) should be managed in a more coordinated way.READ MORE

West Coast learners learn about clean power whilst having fun

Two West Coast schools joined this year’s Global Wind Day celebrations, taking part in competitions and learning about clean wind energy. Participants entered the Umoya Energy wind farm’s arts competition, producing mixed-medium models and posters demonstrating wind energy production.READ MORE

New coal plants to cost SA R19bn, push out renewables

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s business editor.
Johannesburg, 15 Jun 2018

Thabametsi and Khanyisa are the preferred bidders within the first bid window of the coal- baseload IPP procurement programme.

Two planned coal plants will cost SA about R19.68 billion over the course of their lifetime, and force cheaper and cleaner renewable energy alternatives out of the system for years to come.READ MORE

GWD Transformation Workshop