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Australia sets 2050 net-zero targets

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 4 hours ago Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday set a net zero emissions target for 2050 ahead of the COP26, releasing Australia’s Long Term Emissions Reduction Plan. The technology-driven plan sets out a credible pathway to net zero by 2050, while preserving our existing industries,... 

Energas supplies gas gensets to power new residential development

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th October 2021 Specialised equipment supplier to the oil and gas industries Energas Technologies is supplying three gas generators to a new residential development. Amid the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, Energas says it has seen a growing appetite for gas-to-power solutions as property developers are... 

Availability of sustainability funding driving changes in legal agreements

By: Schalk Burger     25th October 2021 Demand for sustainability-linked loans is surging and banks are competing to offer this new form of finance in South Africa, which is driving legal firms like Webber Wentzel to innovate in the loan terms and agreements that they are drafting for clients, say Webber Wentzel partners Khurshid Fazel... 

Eskom to jointly develop solar projects with Exxaro, Seriti  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2021 Coal miners Exxaro and Seriti Resources are joining forces with State-owned power utility Eskom to jointly develop renewable energy projects. The landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the parties on October 25 spells out the companies’ development plan to lower their carbon... 

Just Energy Transition to result in 300 000 new energy jobs over ten years – De Ruyter

By: Donna Slater     22nd October 2021 Ongoing analysis and work done by various groups into the so-called Just Energy Transition (JET) points to the potential creation of 300 000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in South Africa’s electricity sector over the next decade, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said on October 22. He added that... 

Private power generation creates multiple benefits

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 The South African economy will benefit from the recent change in regulation that enables private organisations to invest in larger power-generation infrastructure, says natural gas producer Renergen. “The economy will benefit through the upfront monetary expenditure by private companies on power... 

Energy storage key to embedded electricity solutions

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 Amid the discussions around embedded electricity solutions, battery equipment supplier REVOV states that it is important to include energy storage and its solutions in these discussions. Energy storage in renewable-energy and embedded-electricity solutions addresses the time domain – electricity... 

Development pipeline increased to 9 GW

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd October 2021 With renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (RP) already responsible for developing wind and solar assets contributing 850 MW of power to South Africa’s grid, the company is currently involved in developing new projects that will contribute up to 9 GW of power to the grid.... 

Going ‘off the grid’ can have consequences

22nd October 2021 The recent announcement by the President to lift the limit on the self-generation of power from 1 MW to 100 MW, is a gamechanger for industries such as mining, farming, retail, healthcare and manufacturing. Off the back of this announcement, some companies such as private hospital groups have... 

Company provides renewable energy solutions

22nd October 2021 Last year, South African engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi Nuclear Services (LNS) established a 100% held subsidiary called Lesedi Renewables Africa (RA) to offer tailormade renewable solutions to clients. Lesedi RA is technology agnostic and offers appropriate... 

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