SSEG

Eskom wins case to cut electricity supply to non-paying customers

Electricity costs: South Africa’s double-edged energy sword

South Africans can expect as much as a 15% increase in their electricity costs from mid-2021 but large-scale grid defection is not ideal.
renewable energy economy

Latest list of municipalities with approved SSEG tariff structures

NERSA has released a list of municipalities with approved small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) tariff structures.
EMBEDDED GENERATION INSTALLATION

Commentary: Embedded generation installation SANS 10142-1 standards

SAPVIA board member Frank Spencer comments on the upcoming SANS codes for the safe connection of small-scale embedded generation installation to low-voltage grids.
solar pv

South Africa approves new standards for embedded generation

The SABS has approved commercial installation standards up to 1MW for the safe operation of embedded generation for consumers, installers and grid operators.
Energy sector

Fight or flight: South Africa’s continuing energy sector saga

Ed's Note: It’s not news that S.Africa’s energy sector is in turmoil. Leading the fray is its power utility Eskom but things are afoot to escape disaster.
Risk management.

If no one dies, the risk is acceptable

ESI Africa published a quick risk management poll on Twitter that addressed the catchphrase "if no one dies, the risk is acceptable". 71% disagreed.
solar pv

Local SA solar company gets nod from Cyril Ramaphosa

Lamo Solar, a young black-owned small solar energy company, is working towards making renewable energy accessible to all South Africans and into Africa.
SAREC

SAREC disappointed in lack of CSP in the IRP2019

SAREC Council Chair Terence Govender says the council was disappointed in the IRP2019 not allocating for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up until 2030.

SA wind industry says decentralised generation model is needed

The wind industry believes that South Africa needs to shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more efficient decentralised generation model will increase competition and drive down energy prices.
Solar module efficiency

Solar module efficiency increasing as demand rises

In Africa, it is estimated that by 2035 solar PV projects will contribute 9.8% of electricity generation making way for solar module efficiency development.

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