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Radebe affirms South Africa’s commitment to renewable energy

Radebe affirms South Africa’s commitment...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has affirmed his commitment to renewable energy in South Africa, saying it will help to reduce pollution and create thousands of jobs .He told delegates at the African Utility Week, in Cape Town, that he was pleased the long-awaited renewable energy power purchase agreements had been signed in April and that the R58-billion investment in 27 projects over the next three to five years could go ahead. He made no mention of nuclear in his opening address to the event, which has drawn 7 000 international energy and water professionals.“To date we have concluded 91 renewable energy projects with a capacity of 6 300 MW. Of these, 62 projects, with combined capacity of 3...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has affirmed his commitment to renewable energy in South Africa, saying it will help to reduce pollution and create thousands of jobs .He told delegates at the African Utility Week, in Cape Town, that he was pleased the...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has affirmed his commitment to renewable energy in South Africa, saying it will help to reduce pollution and create...

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First renewables projects reach financial close after April 4 signing

First renewables projects reach financia...

Wind turbine supplier Nordex has received an order to supply 47 turbinesto the 147 MW Roggeveld wind farm, which is among the first projects to reach financial close following the signing of agreements for 27 independent power producer projects on April 4. Situated in the Karoo, on the boundary between the Western and Northern Cape, the wind farm is being developed by Building Energy, which, in 2014, purchased the project from G7 Renewable Energies, which initiated development of the site in 2009.Nordex will supply AW125/3150 and AW125/3000 turbines, which it says should deliver electricity at a capacity factor of more than 47%. G7 Renewable Energies co-founder and MD Dr Kilian Hagemann...

Wind turbine supplier Nordex has received an order to supply 47 turbinesto the 147 MW Roggeveld wind farm, which is among the first projects to reach financial close following the signing of agreements for 27 independent power producer projects on...

Wind turbine supplier Nordex has received an order to supply 47 turbinesto the 147 MW Roggeveld wind farm, which is among the first projects to reach...

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Global wind body sees South African market returning to ‘full health’ in 2018

Global wind body sees South African mark...

The Global Wind Energy Council GWEC expects the South African wind market to return to “full health” in the coming year, following more than two years of uncertainty. The council’s latest Global Wind Report, which deals with market developments for 2017, notes that the South African renewable energy sector has been through “challenging times”, owing to a long-running dispute with Eskom over the signing of power purchase agreements PPAs for projectsprocured in 2015. The report, which was released this week, states that the dispute delayed investments of R58-billion rand and the creation of 15 000 jobs and affected 12 wind projects, with a combined capacity of 1 372 MW, procured during Bid...

The Global Wind Energy Council GWEC expects the South African wind market to return to “full health” in the coming year, following more than two years of uncertainty. The council’s latest Global Wind Report, which deals with market developments for...

The Global Wind Energy Council GWEC expects the South African wind market to return to “full health” in the coming year, following more than two...

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New regional manager wants to extend Sanral’s cooperation with roads industry

New regional manager wants to extend San...

The South African National Roads Agency Limited Sanral intends to extend its consultation and communication with industry players in the built and engineeringenvironments to ensure a greater understanding of its strategic objectives.New manager for Sanral’s Northern Region Progress Hlahla says he is looking forward to engaging with professional bodies, contractors, small and medium-sized enterprises and communities on the impact of future projects.His appointment comes at a time when Sanral has adopted a new long-term strategy, Horizon 2030, to redefine its objectives at the start of its third decade as the agency responsible for the design and management of South Africa’s primary road...

The South African National Roads Agency Limited Sanral intends to extend its consultation and communication with industry players in the built and engineeringenvironments to ensure a greater understanding of its strategic objectives.New manager for...

The South African National Roads Agency Limited Sanral intends to extend its consultation and communication with industry players in the built and...

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