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Preliminary view of the draft IRP 2023

South Africa has experienced severe load shedding (i.e. controlled/scheduled power cuts), almost daily, since September 2022. This recent spike and high frequency of load shedding can be largely attributed to a significant drop in Energy Availability Factor of the coal fleet that has not been optimally maintained due to several  factors.

Tax credit for individuals for solar panels brought into use

The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, which was issued on 31 July 2023, proposes the introduction of a new rooftop solar energy tax incentive for individuals in an effort to encourage South African households to invest in electricity generation capacity, and by so doing, reduce pressure on the electricity grid.

Do research before moving off the grid with solar

Load shedding remains a thorn in the side of all South Africans and the country’s government, and it’s no surprise that more people are considering the move to solar as a renewable alternative energy source. However, the market is fraught with danger for the unsuspecting and desperate homeowner and consumers need to inform themselves and proceed with caution.

REPORT | The state of South African energy

At a time when the country is facing a significant energy crisis, the report provides a consolidated overview of the electricity market from consumption to generation to financing. We have launched our South Africa-focused market report, providing a comprehensive overview of the state of play of the country’s energy sector.

A compelling case for natural gas

When most people hear the word "gas", they're automatically inclined to think about the type of gas that pumps directly into their fuel tank. But petroleum gas is the most common gasoline fuel we encounter daily, it is only one "type" of gas.

Africa can adopt renewable energy and save billions along the way

When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance. More than anything else, energy systems are the very fabric of business and society.

Putting the green back in operations

Harnessing the potential of green energy solutions is crucial to maximising productivity and bolstering profitability in the material handling and warehousing industry. The drive to go green has seen considerable uptake worldwide, with renewable energy resources making headlines as being a sustainable end to much of the world’s energy problems.

Energy Transition highlighted at SONA – what does this mean for...

After a wobbly 2021 and lingering uncertainties for the year ahead, we are confident energy transition equities can deliver. After achieving remarkable gains in 2020, energy transition equities endured a more turbulent and challenging time in 2021.

Why everyone is talking about hydrogen?

Almost any stock with a decent hydrogen angle performed well in 2020. So, what is all the excitement about, and are these stocks in a bubble? Renewable energy can and will decarbonise power generation. Renewable energy and batteries can and will decarbonise the automotive sector.

Breathing fresh air into old coal power stations

AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas engine power plant to support more renewables into the South Australian power system. Eskom’s latest request for information to propose new uses for decommissioned coal-fired power stations, is an opportunity to devise creative solutions to what would otherwise become a major financial burden for the utility and result in thousands of jobs lost.


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