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

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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.READ MORE

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