Minister presents challenges at opening of energy conference

The 2019 Africa Energy Indaba, hosted by the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, was opened today by Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy. This is his speech. It gives me great pleasure to again welcome all our visitors to Energy Indaba 2019, in the City of Johannesburg. For us as South Africans this conference takes […]

Renewable energy IPP re-negotiation a clear breach of contract

The re-negotiation of terms with successful bidders of the first two rounds of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) would be a clear breach of contract and damaging to investor confidence says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) – an industry body which represents the interests of the majority of […]

SAIPPA breakfast announced

Wide-ranging post-SONA interview with Eskom CFO Calib Cassim reveals all…

. Considering its importance to the South African economy, many people are deeply concerned about Eskom’s financial status as a going concern. EE Publishers’ investigative editor and managing director, Chris Yelland caught up with Eskom’s new CFO to find out more about the utility’s financial position. Calib Cassim CA(SA) was appointed Eskom CFO in November […]

New pressures on Eskom’s plant performance and energy availability factor

. New pressures on Eskom’s generation plant performance and energy availability factor (EAF) are making themselves felt at Medupi, Kusile and a number of other coal-fired power stations, as a key Eskom contractor and service provider runs into severe financial difficulties. It has been established that Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ) has been unable to pay […]

Eskom’s “licence to kill” must be revoked

Eskom’s latest attempt to avoid pollution standards has been met with vigorous opposition. The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign (the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), groundWork, and Earthlife Africa), the Highveld Environmental Justice Alliance Network (HEJN), and the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) submitted strongly worded opposition to Eskom’s latest round of applications for […]

SA mines must decarbonise, decentralise and digitise

South African mines must adopt and invest in renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures as part of their sustainability measures. This will require a programme of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, speaking to the Energy and Mining Sectors session at the recent Investing in Mining Indaba, held at Cape Town’s […]