http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.04Change: -0.16
R/$ = 12.07Change: -0.10
Au 1204.60 $/ozChange: 1.40
Pt 1170.50 $/ozChange: 4.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 23, 2012

India encourages SA firms to participate in big renewables push

Back
Africa|CoAL|Ernst & Young|Generators|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Africa|India|South Africa|Clean Energy Solutions|Distribution Utilities|Energy|Renewable-energy Conference|Renewable-energy Developers|Solutions|Deepka Puri|Gireesh B Pradhan|Power|Virendra Gupta
Africa|CoAL|Generators|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Africa||Energy|Solutions|Power|
africa-company|coal|ernst-young|generators|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|resources|africa|india|south-africa|clean-energy-solutions|distribution-utilities|energy|renewable-energy-conference-industry-term|renewable-energy-developers-industry-term|solutions|deepka-puri|gireesh-b-pradhan|power|virendra-gupta
© Reuse this



India has invited South African renewable-energy developers and suppliers to consider participation in its ambitions plan to add 30 000 MW of additional renewables capacity by 2017.

The fast-growing Asian economy already has 25 000 MW of installed renewables capacity, making it also the fifth-largest deployer of clean energy solutions globally.

Addressing a renewable-energy conference organised by the Indian High Commission in Johannesburg on Monday, New and Renewables Energy director-general Gireesh B Pradhan said the country was seeking to add momentum to a roll-out that had already accelerated sharply over the past few years.

India’s installed base of renewables surged to its current level of 12% of the country’s 200 000 MW power capacity from a modest level of 3 600 MW in 2003.

Pradhan attributed the expansion primarily to its renewable purchase obligation, which obliged distribution utilities to procure a certain percentage of renewables from generators. The government would be looking to increase the penalties on distributors failing to meet the obligation.

But he stressed that the investment climate was also friendly, with India recently having been ranked fourth in Ernst & Young’s ‘Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index’.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) co-chair Deepak Puri, who led a delegation of about 70 Indian renewables executives to South Africa, indicated that the country’s untapped wind, solar, biomass and small hydro resources remained considerable.

Puri, who also heads Moser Baer India and is also chair of CII National Committee on Renewable Energy, said that Indian companies were also keen to participate in South Africa’s renewables programme.

Under South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity, it was planning to add some 17 000 MW of renewables to the coal-heavy power mix by 2030.

The Department of Energy was currently procuring 3 725 MW of clean energy capacity that should be introduced to South Africa’s grid between 2014 and 2016.

Indian High Commissioner Virendra Gupta said South Africa and India, which had re-established their relations “brick by brick” since the demise of apartheid, now needed to integrate renewable energy into the expanding, and increasingly diverse, economic relations.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Electricity News
Zimbabwe plans to build new power stations to generate 3 500 MW at a cost of $5-billion, the national power company said, in a bid to end chronic power cuts that have damaged the economy. Local industries are forced to use costly diesel generators to keep operations...
South Africans could soon experience their first-ever stage four load-shedding, after Eskom confirmed that the stage allocation would be altered. The current stages of load-shedding are stage 1, when 1 000 MW is cut from the grid; stage 2, when 2 000 MW is cut from...
More
 
 
Latest News
Two influential US senators, central to the so-called ‘chicken war’, have announced their intention to pursue amendments to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to secure greater access for US poultry into the SA market. “We believe passionately in Agoa’s...
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday published the findings of a discussion document on South Africa’s television and radio local content environment. Icasa last year requested industry input as it reviewed and revamped...
Buying the catering unit of cash-strapped state airline South African Airways (SAA) could work for Bidvest Group, its chief executive said on Friday. SAA is considering selling some of its units including its inflight and airport lounge catering business, Air Chefs,...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Today’s organisations execute projects within increasingly complex environments – particularly in the engineering sector. The ability to successfully execute these projects is what drives the realisation of successful projects and, ultimately, the achievement of...
SMART DISTRIBUTION Providing funds to introduce smart grid technologies in the absence of a clearly defined strategy will not result in the desired outcome
South Africa’s distribution grid is a twentieth-century relic, which must be changed to serve the country’s modern electricity needs, says South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) Smart Grid Programme manager Dr Minnesh Bipath. “What we are...
There is a disparity in government funding provided to integrated transport networks – bus rapid transit (BRT) networks ¬¬– and that given to conventional bus services, says Putco executive director Thys Heyns. “We have neglected and strangled conventional bus...
The Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) is building 502 rental housing units, valued at R200-million, in Dobsonville, Soweto, which are scheduled for completion in June 2016.
Automotive component manufacturer and distributor Metair is centralising its research and development (R&D) work in Turkey, in an attempt to bolster the company’s ability to produce affordable start/stop batteries. The new R&D centre is part of an expansion plan in...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96