Posts tagged as IPP

First half of 2015 sees huge cost savings from renewable energy

  A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that renewable energy from South Africa’s first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4-billion more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015. The full presentation may be downloaded here The study is […]

Developments in independent power generation

  With the opening up of the power generating economy to IPPs a number of new developments are underway in the 100 MW upwards range.  Of concern to some operators is the need to establish which technologies will be the most effective for the coals unique to Southern Africa. It is vital that all coal-fired […]

Two day workshop: Independent power generation in Southern Africa

  A two day workshop will be hosted by the Fossil Fuel Foundation on 29 and 30 July 2015 at the GlenHove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, in Johannesburg. Objectives This two-day workshop event aims to provide a forum for the sharing and delivery of vital information for both currently operating boilers, kilns and furnaces and also for future […]

Expansion and acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement programme

  Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the Minister of Energy announced the preferred bidders for Bid Window 4 of the REIPPP, and made the following statement regarding the expansion and acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement programme in respect renewable energy, coal, gas and industrial co-generation on 16 April 2015 as follows: Starts… Resolving the energy challenge remains a […]

IPPs keen to step in to help mitigate power crisis

  South Africa’s Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have rolled up their sleeves and are standing by to work with all stakeholders on measures to help alleviate the current power crisis, says Sisa Njikelana, the chairperson of the South African Independent Power Producers’ Association (SAIPPA). Speaking ahead of the Power-Gen Africa and DistribuTech Africa power generation […]

How will SA’s new nuclear power stations be paid for?

  The South African government has committed itself, by means of its Nuclear Energy Policy and Integrated Resource Plan, to an energy mix consisting of coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind. Yet, if the government is so determined to pursue nuclear power stations, why was no mention of the financing for this included in […]

Minister: Eskom is achieving important milestones

  In a speech delivered at the recent State of the Nation Address debate, Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises, said that Eskom has stopped its practice of keeping the lights on at the cost of increased wear and tear on equipment at its power stations, and is following its preventative maintenance schedules “to […]

The potential for IPP coal fired power generation in South Africa

  The DoE has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) and proposals for new generation capacity under the coal base-load IPP procurement programme. The request does not mention plant size but stipulates both pulverised coal and fluidised bed systems. The proposed plant will be of a much smaller scale than the existing mega-projects under construction […]

Assessing the effect of PV generation on distribution system voltages

  Utility distribution systems have seen a huge increase in distributed energy resources (DER) in recent years not only due to renewable portfolio standard requirements but also government financial support. Furthermore, it is becoming much more common for DER generation levels to significantly exceed the local load on the feeder to which it will be […]

Procurement models applied to IPP programmes in South Africa

  The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is largely viewed as a positive and innovative programme. We need a base-load procurement model that builds on the successes of the REIPPPP and extends these to base-load IPPs. Eskom’s future financial health presents a significant risk to procurement of renewables, thermal base-load and nuclear […]