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African Utility Week Industry Awards include new gas, small scale and ICT categories to reflect evolution of energy and water sectors

     20th February 2017 Nominations are open for top industry professionals and projects   “I know the energy revolution is powering up and ready to take off. We should embrace energy trade with each other”.  With these words Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the... 

Sarec says Eskom dragging its feet in honouring Zuma’s renewables ‘injunction’ 

By: Terence Creamer     17th February 2017 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) claims that Eskom has yet to issue any updated budget quotes for projects that President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address (Sona) would proceed, following a protracted impasse that arose as a result of the State-owned utility’s... 

Cape Town draws battle lines over right to buy alternative energy from IPPs 

By: News24Wire      27th January 2017 The City of Cape Town plans to take Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court for the right to buy power directly from alternative energy suppliers, instead of Eskom. The city wanted to get 20% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020, but needed the minister to sign off on an... 

Highlights Of The Reviewed Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Distribution Myto-2015 Tariff And Its Impact On The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry

     28th April 2016 Pursuant to the powers vested in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) by the Electric Power Sector Regulatory Act (EPSRA), NERC established a methodology for the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) on 26th April 2007 (revised on 20th March 2012) to regulate tariffs in the power... 

Is there a plan? 

By: Terence Creamer     25th September 2015 There has been scant information flow out of South Africa’s electricity war room, which was set up in December to deal with the country’s power crisis. It was interesting, therefore, to hear a recent report back from Professor Anton Eberhard, who has access to the war room by virtue of his... 

Eskom seeking skills – Ramaphosa 

By: Sapa     18th March 2015 Power utility Eskom is racing to recruit as many skilled people as possible, regardless of their skin colour, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Responding to questions in the National Assembly, he told MPs he was not aware of so-called "backroom", race-based retrenchments taking... 

Renewables group homes in on South Africa’s embedded solar market

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2015 Renewable energy project specialist juwi Renewable Energies, which has participated in five South African utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of more than 120 MW, reports that it is gearing up to aggressively pursue embedded solar generation opportunities that... 

Grid(lock) risks

By: Terence Creamer     24th October 2014 The relationship between economic growth and development and stable and affordable electricity supply is not only strong, but also indisputable. The link is reaffirmed in the Africa Energy Outlook publication, which was released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) earlier this month. It... 

Concerns aired over SA’s capacity to build, operate and maintain renewables facilities 

By: Joanne Taylor     1st February 2013 South Africa’s capacity to deliver on the envisaged Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers programme (REIPPP) projects is lacking in light of the requirements for local Independent Power Producers (IPPs), says AEG Power Solutions 3W Power division MD Trevor de Vries. 

Power tariff application to be submitted to Nersa in July 

By: Terence Creamer     14th June 2012 State-owned power utility Eskom will submit its third multiyear price determination period (MYPD3) application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) during July, CE Brian Dames has confirmed. He says Eskom is taking its cue from President Jacob Zuma’s State of the National... 

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