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IRP NEEDS BETTER ENERGY CHOICES NOW TO SECURE SA’s FUTURE

Calls for the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) are mounting. The clear technology investment roadmap it provides, is essential to investor certainty over a multi-decade time horizon.

Such certainty is particularly important for growing job-creating prospects in South Africa’s renewable manufacturing sector.READ MORE

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South Africa signs first of R55.92bn renewable energy deals

After months of delays and legal challenges.

South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth R55.92 billion with independent power producers on Wednesday, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa.READ MORE

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Court rules against Numsa on renewables deals

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled against the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA on the signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy deals.READ MORE

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R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour

The signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy projects will not happen today as anticipated.

This after trade union National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court.READ MORE

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SAWEA RESPONDS TO ANOTHER PPA DELAY

Today was meant to mark the reawakening of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), first initiated in 2011.

“The delayed investment of over R59 billion, the creation of over 13 000 construction jobs and a further 2000 operations jobs was meant to be unlocked today,” said Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE

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