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Municipal Energy Resilience

Western Cape opens RFI for its Municipal Energy Resilience project

Request for Information, open to private and public organisations, published by the Western Cape Government for renewable energy projects that will develop into new generation capacity in the region.
SAWEA

SAWEA welcomes threshold increase and moves to an open electricity market

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.

President Ramaphosa’s self-generation announcement “bold but necessary”

“The country is in the throes of an energy crisis and the importance of the discussions at Enlit Africa this week have been punctuated by loadshedding.”
mantashe

Commentary: Is Mantashe up for the job as President rules on...

After grim days of loadshedding, South Africa’s future is brighter with the announcement that red tape is being cut for embedded generation projects of up to 100MW.

South Africa: Embedded generation threshold to increase to 100MW

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa today announced the increase of the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW.
wind turbine

SAWEA engages members on providing additional wind energy

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has engaged with its members to ascertain if the sector is able to provide additional power, in line with the recent call for additional energy from existing Independent Power Producers (IPPs) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
emobility

uYilo eMobility Kick Start Fund open for 2021 proposals

uYilo eMobility, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric vehicle mobility in South Africa, has launched their 2021 uYilo Kick Start Fund. The fund, for eMobility and related projects, aims to assist projects in this sector reach commercialisation into the market.
meadows energy

Meadows Energy to support partner on risk mitigation IPP programme

In South Africa, Meadows Energy, a 100% women-owned company, announced its partnership with G7 Renewable Energies for construction of the 128MW Oya Hybrid Energy Project as part of the RMIPPP programme.
energy transition

GE: Position paper on gas and renewables in SA’s energy transition

GE released a paper sharing their position on South Africa’s energy transition and the role they believe gas power and renewables will play in accelerating the country’s energy transition.
Vuyo Matiwane

VUYO MATIWANE on drawing South Africa’s wind and solar map

In an exclusive interview, Vuyo Matiwane, grid manager at BTE Renewables, shares that testing and commissioning can be a challenging time as it is the most critical part of the project.

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