The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed another extension to the bid submission deadlines for the current renewables procurement round, as well as the second battery storage bidding round. The deadline for Bid Window Seven (BW7) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) which had already been moved from April 30 to May 30, has been extended to August 15.
The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year, says drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE electronics business development manager Willem Strydom. He encourages companies to convert to IE3 motors sooner rather than later, noting that there will likely be an uptick in demand for these motors the closer South Africa gets to officially enforcing MEPS.
Ten models among three products of multinational major appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics’ Digital Appliance Business division have obtained Product Carbon Footprint certification from global climate consultancy Carbon Trust. The certification measures and confirms carbon emissions generated throughout the entire lifecycle of ten models across the refrigerator, air conditioner and washing machine product groups.