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Eskom to face tribunal over IPPs

National energy regulator Nersa has launched a formal investigation into Eskom’s refusal to sign at least 37 outstanding power purchase agreements with independent power producers. This follows a complaint by the South

How court put the kibosh on nuclear

A South African court has ruled that critical aspects of the country’s nuclear procurement process are illegal and unconstitutional. The outcome is a significant setback for a network of entities that had been aggressively

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Trouble brewing in SA’s renewables sector

The renewable energy sector was notified in a short note – sent at 4.25pm on Friday – that the financial close of 37 outstanding independent power projects would not take place on Tuesday, 11 April as planned. No new date has been set and

Renewables firms stunned by cabinet reshuffle

The recent cabinet reshuffle has left the renewable energy industry in shock as the key politicians leading the implementation of government’s renewable energy independent power producer programme were

Eskom must sign independent power deals

A total of 37 independent power producers, who are affected by Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with them, have obtained legal opinion from respected senior advocate

SA’s new energy plan: will it break the bank?

The release of South Africa’s long-awaited update to the Integrated Resource Plan is certain to inspire renewed debate about the country’s energy future. Once public consultation has taken place, the plan will drive policy

Renewables will also cost SA R1trn: minister

Renewable energy will also cost South Africa in excess of R1 trillion and it’s up to Eskom to say if they can afford it, as it will be funded from the power utility’s balance sheet, said energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Tuesday. The minister

Growing worries over SA’s nuclear plans

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contentious issue. The decision on whether to proceed with the construction of a fleet of nuclear power plants is destined to become the financially most far-reaching and consequential defining

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