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March 2018 forecast installed and operating wind power capacity

South Africa News

Enertrag buys stake in South African portfolio

Enertrag buys stake in South African portfolio

SOUTH AFRICA: German developer Enertrag has acquired a 50% stake in a 1.8GW portfolio of wind projects owned by local firm Genesis Eco-Energy Developments (GEED).

Long-delayed South African power deals signed

Long-delayed South African power deals signed

SOUTH AFRICA: State utility Eskom has signed the last of 27 long-delayed power purchase agreements (PPAs), according to energy minister Jeff Radebe.

Eskom allowed to sign delayed PPAs

Eskom allowed to sign delayed PPAs

SOUTH AFRICA: Minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown has paved the way for state utility Eskom to sign 27 long-delayed power purchase agreements (PPAs).

SAWEA 'awaits final step' in long-running PPA dispute

SAWEA 'awaits final step' in long-running PPA dispute

SOUTH AFRICA: The country's wind industry association anticipates 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) will finally be signed in the first quarter of 2018.

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government's 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power.

South Africa In-Depth

Will president's pledge unlock PPA jam?

Will president's pledge unlock PPA jam?

SOUTH AFRICA: Political turmoil and the state utility's heel-dragging on renewables development are stifling wind-power growth in one of the world's most promising markets. But the president's promise to force Eskom into action has raised hope of breaking the deadlock.

Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa leaves neighbours behind

Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa leaves neighbours behind

While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

Outperformance could spur greater commitment in South Africa

Outperformance could spur greater commitment in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: South African wind farms are producing over 30% more power than initially estimated in 2010, according to national utility and grid operator Eskom.

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

WORLDWIDE: Signing a power purchase agreement used to be the best way to secure finance for wind projects across the globe, but in today's uncertain climate their long duration and fixed costs can damage suppliers' credit ratings.

Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa booms amid new entrants

Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa booms amid new entrants

SUB-SAHARAN FRICA: For another year, Ethiopia was the star performer in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of new capacity added in 2013, although it will be easily overtaken this year by South Africa's surging market. Progress elsewhere is coming in fits and starts.

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