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The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says his department is planning to announce the preferred bidders for the procurement of 2,600MW of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 by the end of October 2021.
Clean coal technologies have long been in the country’s planning pipeline but falls short as to the actual potential for delivery.
US company Jacobs has been selected to carry out essential engineering modifications to extend the operating life of South Africa’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant.
South Africa’s power generation plans are out of date and an urgent rethink is needed, this is according to Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg. Here he writes about how South Africa may need a new electricity plan.
The discussion around what a true ‘just transition’ toward clean energy looks like for South Africa is always a multi-faceted topic. A lot has been said about renewable energy but where does nuclear energy possibly fit into the picture.
Scatec was named as one of the preferred bidders under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPP) as announced by the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
South Africa’s energy department announced the appointment of three additional preferred bidders under the RMIPPP bringing the total closer to the 2,000MW promulgated in August 2020.
Three experts from different fields debate the role of traditional power generation in Africa's energy transition where the least cost option will be coal for a while to come.
Gwede Mantashe, stated during his budget speech that the DMRE's interventions have helped ensure that Eskom deal with its energy capacity shortages.