Posts tagged as REIPPP

Analysis shows South Africa’s wind and solar power generation potential closely follows the nation’s electricity demand profile

  Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has conducted preliminary analysis of South Africa’s wind and solar resources to understand the impact of introducing larger quantities of renewable energy to the electricity system. The analysis shoes that when wind and solar generation are combined, the net effect is a significant contribution to baseload […]

A case study of climate variability effects on wind resources in South Africa

  South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); and is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% by 2025 [1]. Apart from the climate change question, the necessity for the expansion and tweaking of South Africa’s energy resource industry has been marked by the electricity […]

Call for abstracts for Windaba conference

  The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is planning the annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition 2015, which is scheduled to take place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on 4 and 5 November 2015. The organisers are calling for abstracts under the following sub-themes: Land […]

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 […]

NERSA’s regulations regarding small scale renewable energy embedded generation

  NERSA has issued a discussion document on small scale renewable embedded generation (SSREG) [1] for discussion on a possible regulatory framework for this sector of the market. This article summarises the main features of the document. The discussion document (DD) is primarily targeted at rooftop solar, a growing sector of the market, ranging from […]

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 […]