South Africa To Launch Tenders For Around 15 GW RE Capacity
To Accelerate Renewable Energy Installations, Power-Starved South Africa Brings Down Local Content For Solar Panels From 100% To 30%
Monday, 23 Jan 2023
As South Africa stares at another 2 years of load shedding as forecast by Eskom, President Cyril Ramaphosa led government is taking measures to accelerate renewable energy installations with plans to procure 14.771 GW of new wind, solar and battery s.
Renewables To Replace South African Coal Power Plant
$497 Million World Bank Backing For South African Plan To Install 220 MW Solar & Wind & 150 MW Storage
Monday, 07 Nov 2022
South Africa has secured $497 million financing from the World Bank Group to decommission and repurpose its Komati Coal-Fired Power Plant with 150 MW solar PV, 70 MW wind energy and 150 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity as a demonstration project for the energy transition.
2 GW Renewable Capacity Moves Forward In South Africa
Eskom Enters Land Lease Agreements With Independent Power Producers For 2 GW New Renewable Capacity
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022
South Africa’s sole electricity utility Eskom has signed 1st batch of land lease agreements with 4 independent power producers (IPP) to bring online around 2 GW of clean energy capacity to the grid within next 24 months to 36 months around Majuba a.
Cape Town’s 300 MW Renewables Call
City Of Cape Town To Procure Up To 300 MW Renewable Energy, Majorly Comprising Solar
Monday, 21 Feb 2022
The port City of Cape Town in South Africa has announced a call to procure up to 300 MW renewable energy capacity, much of which will be generated by solar PV plants as independent power producer (IPP) facilities, according to the city’s Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
South Africa’s Mining Industry Adding RE
3.9 GW Solar, Wind & Storage Planned To Relieve Pressure On Eskom
Thursday, 25 Nov 2021
The Minerals Council South Africa said the mining industry in the country is actively making efforts to add up to 3.9 GW of renewable energy in the form of solar, wind and battery storage projects to ‘relieve pressure’ on the sole national utilit.
South Africa To Launch 2.6 GW Renewable Energy Tender
President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa To Seek Proposals For 2.6 GW Solar & Wind Energy Under REIPPP Round 5 In Coming Weeks; To Be Followed By Another Bid Window In August 2021
Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021
The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his government will be launching a new request for proposal (RFP) round for 2.6 GW solar and wind power capacity in the coming weeks, as round 5 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).
South Africa Looking For 5.67GW More Solar By 2030
Integrated Resource Plan 2018 Draft By South African Government Prefers Renewables And Gas Over Nuclear & Coal; Installed PV Capacity To Account For 7,958 MW By 2030
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
South Africa has abandoned expensive nuclear in its new energy plan. Its IRP 2018 envisions PV to reach a total capacity of 7,958 MW by 2030.
South Africa Signs Much Delayed RE PPAs
27 Renewable Energy Projects Enter Power Purchase Agreements With Eskom In South Africa; Projects To Add 2.3 GW Clean Energy Capacity Within 5 Years
Monday, 09 Apr 2018
At the PPA signing ceremony for 27 renewable energy projects, South African Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe hinted at launching another bidding round for 1.8 GW renewable capacity soon (Photo Credit: Department of Energy, South Africa)..
Eskom Investigation Launched
South Africa’s Energy Regulator NERSA Launches Formal Investigation Into Eskom’s Refusal To Sign PPAs With Independent Power producers
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
As state-owned public utility Eskom of South Africa’s continues to refuse signing any PPAs with independent power producers (IPP) the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has now taken action against the countries national utilty.
Eskom Plans Not To Sign Further IPP PPAs
State-Owned Utility Decision Could Jeopardize Future Of Independent Renewable Power Producers in South Africa
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016
Once the most attractive solar power market in Africa, South Africa’s is in danger of loosing that position thanks to state-owned public utility Eskom saying ‘No’ to any more power purchase agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers.
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