Southern Africa

  • Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower Project January 30, 2019 Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower ProjectZesa Holdings, Zimbabwe’s power utility is seeking to raise USD128 million to finance the construction of the 30 MW Gairezi hydropower station.
  • Two New South African Wind Farms Lay “Green” Turbine Foundations January 29, 2019 Two New South African Wind Farms Lay “Green” Turbine FoundationsTwo new South African wind farms have announced the successful completion of the 28-day strength tests of their first foundations, with a significant improvement in the mix design that ensures a massive CO2 saving.
  • South Africa Metal and Mine Workers March on IPPs November 20, 2018 South Africa Metal and Mine Workers March on IPPsThe National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) took to the streets on Saturday 17 November to protest against retrenchments at the national power utility, Eskom, the closure of coal mines, as well as government’s renewable energy program with Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
  • Wind Industry Commits to Impact Development in South Africa November 14, 2018 Wind Industry Commits to Impact Development in South Africa Members of the South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) have adopted a wind industry Commitment Statement which sets out a vision for optimising the industry’s long-term investment in the physical, social, environmental and economic development of the country.
  • South Africa Minister Invites Investors in Wind Energy November 9, 2018 South Africa Minister Invites Investors in Wind EnergyIn a speech read on his behalf at the recently concluded Windaba conference and exhibition event in Cape Town, South Africa energy minister Jeff Radebe invited potential investors in wind energy to consider the country.