http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.40Change: -0.09
R/$ = 10.75Change: -0.07
Au 1283.61 $/ozChange: 1.36
Pt 1456.50 $/ozChange: -4.50
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 07, 2010

Interim ISMO may be established to facilitate IPP deals

Back
The Department of Energy deputy DG Ompi Aphane discusses the creation of an interim ISO
Africa|Cogeneration|Energy|Eskom|IPP|Paper|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|System|Systems|Africa|South Africa|Cogeneration|Energy|Power Producers|Systems|Cogeneration|Ompi Aphane|Power
Africa|Cogeneration|Eskom|Paper|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|System|Systems|Africa||Cogeneration|Energy|Systems|Cogeneration|Power
africa-company|cogeneration|energy-company|eskom|ipp|paper-company|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|system|systems-company|africa|south-africa|cogeneration-industry-term|energy|power-producers|systems|cogeneration-person|ompi-aphane|power
© Reuse this



The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Monday that it was considering establishing an interim Independent Systems and Market Operator (ISMO) to facilitate buying arrangements with independent power producers (IPPs) trying to enter the South African market.

The DoE deputy director-general Ompi Aphane said at that the department had invested a significant amount work in analysing the different models that could be used for the interim entity.

"A lot of the technical work has been done and the department is ready to go into a policy process. Ultimately, we would look at a more permanent structure that requires the development and promulgation of final policy structures."

The ISMO is expected to buy power arising from IPPs, the emergence of which has been constrained by several regulatory gaps, as well as the fact that Eskom, which is currently the single buyer of IPP power, is not only cash-strapped, but perceived as a conflicted participant.

Aphane said that it would not ‘break-up' Eskom to take out the system operator of the power utility, seeing that it was a light asset base unit, but emphasised that it was an important aspect when it came to regulatory and management issues.

He said at an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2010) stakeholder meeting that South Africa was currently doing ‘"very poorly'" in reaching its target of 10 TWh of renewable energy capacity by 2013, mainly owing to the issue of not having an independent buyer of power. "Especially with Eskom having experienced significant financial woes in recent times," he added.

However, Aphane said that the DoE was confident that the situation would change, noting that a number of cogeneration contracts had already been signed.

"We have also aligned the expected renewable energy white paper with the IRP2010 deadline, that will aid us in reaching future targets. In addition, the renewable energy white paper will provide the market with more long-term renewable energy targets beyond 2013," concluded Aphane.

 

 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Video News
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 2 hours 10 minutes ago Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was considering the formation of a Women Construction Bank to focus on financing women-led cooperatives and construction companies involved in community infrastructure and human settlements projects. Delivering a keynote...
Updated 2 hours 34 minutes ago The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has contracted for the fourth consecutive month, signalling the manufacturing sector’s continued subpar performance. The index “expectedly” fell from 46.6 in June to 45.9 index points in July,...
Updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago National carrier, South African Airways (SAA), is adding more travel options on the African continent. In a statement, on Thursday, SAA said it was increasing flights on the Johannesburg-Lagos route, where it will offer eight frequencies per week effective from 1...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South African construction company Group Five says work on the rehabilitation of the 800 km stretch of the Plumtree–Mutare highway, in Zimbabwe, should be completed by the end of this year. Giving evidence before the Parliamentary Porfolio Committee on Transport...
SINGLE EXPERIMENT An artist’s impression of OCO-2 in orbit
The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The...
RICE TAG The real costs of operating Rea Vaya have become clear
Phase 1A of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system should carry around 42 000 people a day, while it was been expected that Phase 1B, rolled out last year, would add another 60 000 daily passengers. However, the entire system is currently carrying...
A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa. A research study on the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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