Posts Tagged ‘Department of Energy’

Electricity price increase approved

  "The National energy regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved a 15.63 percent average price increase for municipalities which will be implemented on 1 July 2019," Eskom said. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) is urging South Africans to keep paying their electricity but says government needs to control...

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Next phase of solar geyser roll-out to incorporate greater local content

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the National Solar Water Heating (SWH) programme in Winterveldt, north-west of Pretoria, where some 270 SWH units have already been installed.  The government has the ambition of installing one-million solar water heaters across South Africa by 2014,...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

SA solar water heater market set to grow rapidly

The Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) believe that the solar water heater (SWH) market is set to grow rapidly in South Africa and aim to install one-million SWHs by 2014. The tariff increase of 24,8% requested by State-owned power utility Eskom, as well as the reincarnation...

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Solar heater boom to drive economy

Cape Town - Exponential growth in the market for solar water heaters forms the backbone of the green economy part of the government's new Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap2). The plan's objective is to increase the installation of solar water heaters from the current 35 000 a year to 250 000 a year over the next...

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Eskom’s new-look solar geyser rebate hinges on tariff approval

Funding for the increased rebate through Eskom’s solar water heater (SWH) programme will be derived from the electricity tariff, as is the case with all projects under the utility’s demand-side management (DSM) programme, the utility has confirmed. The Eskom SWH rebate is aimed at incentivising the roll-out of...

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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