November 2018

Include ‘important’ nuclear in SA’s electricity mix, says Parly committee

by Melanie Gosling

The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.This is in stark contrast to the latest government plan for South Africa’s future electricity mix – the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 – which contains no nuclear power because of its high cost.


Renewables sector rubbishes union’s job loss claims

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s business editor

The South African renewable energy sector will  tens of thousands of jobs rather than cause job losses.

This is the assertion made by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on behalf of the local renewables industry.READ MORE

National Renewable Energy efforts boosted by launch of dedicated training centre at CPUT

The South African Renewable Energy Training Centre (Saretec) based at CPUT is uniquely placed to fulfil the need for quality training in the growing renewable energy sector. This sentiment was underscored by speaker after speaker at the launch of Saretec this week. Renewable energy industry specialists, government officials and CPUT academics gathered at the Bellville campus to celebrate the official launch although the centre has been operational since 2016.READ MORE

Investment Pledge

Publication: Engineering News

Wind energy industry commits to investing in South Africa

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Stop-start government approach puts a spoke in the wheel of renewable energy boom

By Melanie Gosling

11 November 2018

South Africa’s renewable energy programme has the potential to become the country’s single biggest infrastructure project, bringing in R25bn a year in direct foreign investment, delegates heard at the Windaba wind energy conference in Cape Town. But there are obstacles to this being realised. One is the debilitating ‘stop-start’ nature of the government’s renewable energy programme. READ MORE

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