Posts tagged as UCT

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 […]

Prof. Eberhard to advise Dept of Science and Technology

  Energy and infrastructure expert Prof. Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) – an advisory body to the Department of Science and Technology on the role and contribution of science, mathematics, innovation and technology, including indigenous technologies, in promoting and achieving national objectives. Prof. Eberhard directs the University […]

SA’s renewable energy IPP procurement programme: Success factors and lessons

  This is an Executive Summary of the World Bank report Download the full World Bank report here South Africa occupies a central position in the global debate regarding the most effective policy instruments to accelerate and sustain private investment in renewable energy. In 2009, the government began exploring feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy, […]