DURBAN hopes to start building its first sun power farm in cane fields near La Mercy within weeks. The solar power farm is expected to cost about R50 million and provide about a megawatt of electricity for the city’s power grid.
Although this is less than 1 percent of [...]Continue Reading →
SA’s abundant sea waves have the potential to provide more than just a good surf. Wave energy — electricity generated from the movement of waves — could provide a cheap and sustainable form of renewable energy. But it’s early days.
Oelsner Group, which built SA’s first wind farm at [...]Continue Reading →
The Department of Energy (DoE) reports that 270 bidder applications have already been received for tender documentation related to the renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) programme, under which South Africa will seek to procure the first 3 725 MW of capacity by 2016. The documents were made available on August [...]Continue Reading →
Last week, Eskom said that due to the tight power supply situation and the need to do routine maintenance at several power plants, some large industrial consumers will be expected to consume less [...]Continue Reading →
South African Government finally took the wraps off its new-look green policy last week when it officially launched the Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Programme.
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ESKOM will later this month sign a €100m loan with French development agency Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) for its 100MW Sere wind project in the Western Cape, Eskom CE Brian Dames said yesterday.
The loan draws Eskom closer to the commencement of work at the project, which is [...]Continue Reading →