Nuclear on back burner as renewables gain greater share of SA’s electricity future

The South African government will launch a new round in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme later this year. Addressing an audience of about 400 delegates at the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Stakeholder Engagement event at Gallagher Conference Centre recently, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that his department will launch a […]

Public comment invited for the E-skills bill

Parliament has called for public comment on the Ikamva National E-skills Institute (iNeSI) bill. The bill seeks to, amongst others, establish iNeSI as a juristic person. It will integrate the work done by the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the e-Skills Institute (e-SI), and the Institute for Satellite and Software Applications (ISSA). […]

Studying the evolution of the electricity grid and opportunities for the future

GO15, a voluntary initiative of the world’s 19 largest power grid operators representing more than 70% of the world’s electricity suppliers, has announced a study of three key areas to ensure future operational and economic sustainability for the transmission and system operator industry. Thava Govender, the president of GO15, addressing energy experts at the transmission […]

Liquidation of Eskom’s RCA balance to be phased in

In addresses to stakeholders in Kimberley and Bloemfontein regarding its applications for the liquidation of its outstanding regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications recently, Eskom’s general manager for regulation, Hasha Tlhotlhalemaje, said that the power utility is aware of and accepts that the RCA balance of R66-billion will be phased in over a number of years […]

eCoC available to members

The ECA(SA)’s new electronic CoC is available to members. It replaces repetitive entering of the same information and the uncertainty of what to fill in where. These and the search for numbers and information are now done on the contractor’s behalf. With the electronic CoC, you only need to enter the site information and technical […]