Posts tagged as Department of Energy

Comments on the draft integrated resource plan (IRP2018)

The recently released IRP2018 draft, a discussion document and not cast in stone, differs significantly from both the 2010 and 2016 versions. Changes which steer the plan away from a diverse mix of technologies in the direction of a high dependence on renewable energy have evoked a large amount of comments, both pro and anti. […]

Fuel price increase limited to salary adjustment

The minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, has announced that the fuel prices will remain unchanged for this month except for the 4,9 c/l increase in the retail margin of petrol to cater for the annual salary increase for forecourt attendants, cashiers and other administration staff. South Africa has witnessed sustained increases in fuel prices for […]

Wind Atlas for South Africa: A tool to aid wind farm developers

  With the increasing development of wind farms in South Africa as a renewable energy source, it has become ever more important to identify and map the country’s wind resources. The Department of Energy, the CSIR and other partners have embarked on the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) project, intended to be an aid […]