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
A new US study comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies indicates that an “inflection point” has been reached where, in some cases, it is more cost effective to build and operate new renewable-energy projects than to maintain existing conventional generation plants.READ MORE
Eskom can save cash by procuring new renewables to displace energy from most existing power stations, writes Grové Steyn
June 26th, 2018, Published in Articles: Energize
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.READ MORE
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