April 2015

Joemat-Pettersson announces new energy initiatives

“ ENERGY Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced a raft of new energy initiatives for the private sector on Thursday, including a large expansion of the renewable energy programme and shortened procurement processes over the next year, designed to speed up the commissioning of new energy capacity.”  Read more

Energy Minister Announces Successful Fourth Round Renewable-Energy Projects

“The Department of Energy (DoE) has announced the names of 13 projects that have been accepted in the fourth bidding window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). ”  Read more

SA To Mop Up Near-Term Renewables Prospects, Ahead Of Revamped Process For 6 300 MW More

“Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to accelerate and expand the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), reporting that she will be seeking the concurrence of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for an additional 6 300 MW of renewable energy.”  Read more

Energy initiatives stuck in ministerial bottleneck

​“Renewable energy is by far the quickest way to bring new capacity into the grid, says Harald Winkler, director of the University Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre, and the delay makes no sense in the context of the crisis.”  Read more