Tag: Eskom


South Africa’s power utility Eskom has once again refused to sign power purchase agreements with renewable energy project developers and this time it seems to have complete backing of the government. Recently, an inter-governmental team informed the South African Parliament Read more…


South Africa’s power utility is expected to end its alleged opposition towards procurement of renewable energy from some projects under the country’s auction programme, the energy minister has indicated. Tina Joemat-Pettersson recently stated that the impasse between Eskom and renewable Read more…


The Italian renewable energy giant stated that its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA commissioned two solar photovoltaic power projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).


The South African Renewable Energy Council has suggested that the country’s utility may soon face legal action for its decision not to sign fresh power purchase agreements with renewable energy projects.


The project will be developed jointly by SENER and ACCIONA which shall provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.


Eskom has landed the first blow to the South African renewable energy market. SolarReserve-backed concentrated solar power project of 100 MW capacity will not be able to inject power into the grid thanks to a refusal by Eskom to sign Read more…


A giant new hydro project on the Congo River is only the latest in a rush of massive dams being built across Africa. Critics contend small-scale renewable energy projects would be a far more effective way of bringing power to Read more…


South Africa’s Eskom has secured a $100 million credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Développement for financing a wind power project. The loan will be used to finance Eskom’s 100-megawatt Sere Wind Project in Vredendal in Read more…


South Africa is changing rapidly, and the ANC government of Jacob Zuma has big plans. This blog will examine the changing picture in terms of its energy supply and its plans to become a primary supplier to the growing global Read more…

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