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

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