Green Energy to Unlock Massive Investment in South Africa


While electricity prices continue to rise, South Africa's renewable energy programme is gaining momentum.

Investment in renewable energy will provide job opportunities, especially for those in rural areas where renewable power plants are located.

  • South Africa:  DBSA Approves R9.6 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects

    SAnews.gov.za, 23 October 2012

    The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities of R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects. read more »

  • South Africa:  IPP Window Submission Date Postponed

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 September 2012

    The Department of Energy has postponed the third bid submission date in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) to next year. read more »

  • South Africa:  Postponement of Third Bid Submission Date for the REIPPP

    South African Government, 10 September 2012

    The Department of Energy wishes to inform all parties that the 3rd bid submission date for the Renewable Independent Power Producers (IPP) programme will be postponed to 7 May 2013 ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Energy Department Considering Second Determination of IPPs

    Biz-Community, 17 August 2012

    Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Thursday said she was considering a second determination that would provide additional megawatts in the renewable energy space. read more »

  • South Africa:  Energy Department Considering Second Determination of IPPs

    SAnews.gov.za, 16 August 2012

    Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Thursday said she was considering a second determination that would provide additional megawatts in the renewable energy space. read more »

  • South Africa:  South Africa Will Continue to Diversify Its Energy Supply

    BuaNews, 13 June 2012

    South Africa will continue its efforts to diversify its energy supply, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said. read more »

  • South Africa:  Energy Dept to Announce Small Power Bidding Round Soon

    BuaNews, 31 May 2012

    The Energy Department says it will in the next few weeks announce the small power bidding round in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (IPP) programme. read more »

  • South Africa:  Preferred Bidders for Window Two of IPP Programme Announced

    BuaNews, 21 May 2012

    The names of 19 bidders - who have been selected as the preferred bidders for Window 2 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (IPP) programme that will contribute to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Bidders of Second Window of Independent Power Producers to Be Announced Next Week

    BuaNews, 18 May 2012

    The preferred bidders for the second window of the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) will be announced next week, says Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. read more »

  • South Africa:  Dept Receives Bids for Renewable Energy

    BuaNews, 14 November 2011

    The Department of Energy says it has received 53 bids to provide renewable energy and intends to announce preferred bidders during the COP17 conference to be held in Durban later ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Renewable Energy Production Must Create Jobs

    BuaNews, 31 August 2011

    Job creation and the boosting of the local South African manufacturing sector are at the top of the agenda for the Request for Proposals [RFP] to procure renewable power producers. read more »

  • South Africa:  NERSA Agrees With Energy Dept Over IPPs

    BuaNews, 11 August 2011

    The South African National Energy Regulator (Nersa) is in agreement with Energy Minister Dipuo Peters regarding the Independent Power Producer (IPP) procurement programme. read more »

InFocus