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Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is aiming to finalise business cases for a pipeline of... 


Eskom's Hex grid-battery installation
South Africa urged to integrate successful global grid-battery strategies to support roll-out
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa should consider ways to replicate strategies employed in regions such as South Australia and California to facilitate an accelerated uptake of grid batteries, which a new International... 


An image showing Balancell assembling batteries at Ndabeni
Balancell named fastest growing manufacturing company in Africa in new list
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published its list of Africa’s 125 Fastest Growing Companies for the Year. In the top spot for manufacturing was Balancell Energy, a South... 


Wind, solar and battery
DMRE again delays bidding deadlines for procurement of new renewables and battery storage
31st May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


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Battery storage procurement faces some delays
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's approach to procuring battery storage, the delays that some of the battery storage bid windows face and the likely market reaction... 


Blue Energy, wheel maker ink green power deal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure Blue Energy Africa has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


Battery storage
Deadline for latest battery procurement also extended as IPPs adjust to Eskom’s new grid access rules
9th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched third battery energy storage bidding round, or bid window three (BW3), has been extended by three months to October 31, following a recent deadline... 


Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy
South African company comes second in Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy competition
7th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have announced Aftrak and Omnivat as winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy – a $2-million innovation competition to reward... 


Power line and substation
NamPower grid-strengthening and battery storage project secures $138.5m World Bank backing
7th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $138.5-million finance package to support the integration of renewable energy into Namibia’s electricity system by strengthening its transmission grid and integrating... 


Wind and solar
Climate commission model points to the growth potential of green industrialisation
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The initial direct cost of placing South Africa on an energy transition pathway over the coming five years in line with its decarbonisation targets is calculated at a hefty R1.5-trillion in the... 


Mulilo chairperson Jan Oberholzer with new CEO Jan Fourie
New Mulilo CEO says South Africa’s renewables, storage markets poised for exponential growth
2nd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent power producer Mulilo reports that Jan Fourie has officially assumed the role of CEO, where he will oversee the company’s growth ambitions in South Africa’s public-procurement and... 


Joburg has 312 informal settlements where illegal connections pose an electrocution risk
City Power seeks funding, manufacturing partners for informal settlement ‘energy box’
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Johannesburg’s City Power is seeking manufacturing and venture capital partners to further develop and pilot a rugged ‘energy box’ concept in one of the city’s 312 informal settlements as a... 


UK-Morocco renewable energy link plan gets $10.2m boost
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

GE Vernova invested $10.2-million in Xlinks First, the UK company planning a massive renewable power project in Morocco and a 4 000 km undersea cable to deliver the energy to Britain. The... 


Wind turbines being erected at one of Koruson 1 sites
EDF Renewables, partners building 1.2 GW of low-carbon power capacity
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

EDF Renewables is currently leading the construction of almost 1.2 GW of low-carbon power generation capacity in South Africa, comprised of 763 MW of wind power, 355 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


A Wetility installer
Solar rental firm begins testing roll-out model for underserved communities
25th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Local solar-as-a-subscription service provider Wetility is deploying a rooftop solar solution in a lower-income community as part of a proof-of-concept study to firm up the feasibility of extending... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Tumble in storage battery costs to boost shift to renewables, says IEA
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

An expected sharp fall in battery costs for energy storage in coming years will accelerate the shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.... 


Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
24th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure, Blue Energy Africa, has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


Battery and invertor at government clinic
Gauteng govt rolls out 6.3 MWh of solar power at 27 healthcare facilities
23rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has installed and commissioned a combined equivalent of six independent microgrid power plants through the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


IEA expects another record year for EVs in 2024, but sales remain concentrated
IEA expects another record year for EVs in 2024, but sales remain concentrated
23rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects electric vehicle (EV) sales to rise to a record 17-million in 2024, representing more than one in every five passenger cars sold, but with sales likely... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's plans to stimulate local manufacturing around solar, wind and batteries. 


Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
17th April 2024

Johannesburg Water has showcased some of the various reservoirs and systems that supply the City of Johannesburg with water. The water utility also outlined the challenges in operating the systems... 


Electricity outlook for winter
Electricity outlook for winter
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the halt in loadshedding over recent weeks; what South Africans should expect for the higher-demand winter period; and the longer-term outlook for... 


Globeleq CEO Mike Scholey
Globeleq says R5.7bn Red Sands will be largest standalone battery storage project in Africa
5th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Leading African independent power producer Globeleq says the 153 MW/612 MWh Red Sands project, which was recently awarded preferred bidder status under South Africa’s inaugural battery storage... 


Battery storage, renewables procurement make headlines
Battery storage, renewables procurement make headlines
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the latest developments with regard to the procurement of new electricity generation capacity and storage. 


Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 


Eskom's Hex battery project, developed separately form the IPP procurement programmes currently under way
Third battery storage programme seeks bids for five Free State sites
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has launched South Africa’s third public procurement round for utility-scale batteries, while also extending the bid submission deadline for... 


IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the fast-approaching deadline for public comment on the draft Integrated Resource Plan of 2023 and stakeholders' likely reaction. 


Unconstrained IRP would have far more wind and solar PV, analysis shows
Conclusions in opaque IRP 2023 are ‘incorrect and economically damaging’
19th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In an excoriating assessment of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), Meridian Economics points to serious problems with the modelling and cost assumptions used by the Department of... 


Sungrow's new three-phase inverters
Sungrow launches new three-phase battery/inverter system in South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Solar power solutions company Sungrow has unveiled its three-phase inverter and battery energy solution in South Africa, featuring several new inverter models and battery options suited for both... 


Redox One CEO THOMAS GEBAUER
Tharisa launches its Redox One energy storage business
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Integrated resource group Tharisa has launched its Redox One business, which develops long-term energy storage solutions that incorporate the raw materials produced by Tharisa. The company says its... 


The Hesto Harnesses factory in South Africa
Metair’s shares rise on expectation of higher earnings
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The share price of JSE-listed energy storage and automotive components company Metair rose by more than 26% on March 11, after the company announced that it expected to report earnings a share of... 


Locomotives used by Transnet Freight Rail
GDP figures cap decade of negative GDP per capita growth – BLSA
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the fourth quarter of 2023 was 0.1%, growth was negative in terms of GDP per capita, given that population growth is outpacing it. "We have been... 


Kendal power station
Move to formalise deal on injecting private skills into Eskom amid plan to add and recover 10.6 GW by end-2025
6th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Government and business have set a goal of increasing South Africa’s electricity generation capacity by 10.6 GW by the end of 2025 as part of ongoing collaborative efforts to tackle growth-sapping... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Solar, battery, inverter imports surged to R70bn in 2023 as wind turbines recovered from two-year lull
4th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African imports of solar panels, lithium-ion batteries and inverters climbed to a record $3.8-billion last year, or about R70-billion, while imports of wind turbines began to recover... 


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