March 4, 2024

KragDag bring alternatiewe na die Wes-Kaap

Met toenemende Eskom beurtkrag, veiligheidsprobleme, dreigende waterkrisisse, ontoeganklike paaie en wanpresterende onderwys in staatskole, kan niemand meer bekostig om net te kla oor die huidige stand van sake nie. Ons moet sélf alternatiewe begin vind. Dáárom sê Sakeliga KragDag vanjaar ‘Daar is ‘n alternatief!’ by ons tweede Wes-Kaap-selfstandigheidsekspo by Môreson Plaas buite Malmesbury vanaf 21 […]

February 28, 2024

Ontdek ‘n energieryke ervaring by KragDag 2024

Die jaarlikse KragDag Wes-Kaap en Sentraal, wat vanaf 21 – 23 Maart 2024 op die Môreson Plaas, net buite Malmesbury, aangebied word, beloof ‘n opwindende gebeurtenis te wees. Die tema van KragDag sluit in: “Selfstandig, volhoubaar, tegnologies, groen, innoverend, kreatief, entrepreneuries, en hernubaar.” Een van die sentrale aspekte van hierdie geleentheid is die verkrywing van […]

February 23, 2024

Riversdale to Become First Load-Shedding-Free Town in Western Cape

The Western Cape Government and the Hessequa Municipality are collaborating to make Riversdale a load-shedding-free zone. Premier Alan Winde highlighted the economic impact of load shedding in his State of the Province Address, noting that the Western Cape has suffered a significant GDP loss attributed to power outages, with estimates ranging from R49 billion to […]

February 16, 2024

Boosting Wind Energy Grid Capacity in South Africa’s Cape Region

Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity supplier, has made a significant move to help wind power projects in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces by releasing an important document called the “curtailment addendum” as part of its Generation Connection Capacity Assessment for 2025. This document, which is now available on Eskom’s website and has been approved […]

February 15, 2024

A Call for Interest in Energy Resilience Workshops

As South Africa grapples with consistent load shedding and escalating electricity costs, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has taken a proactive step towards addressing these challenges. In an effort to bolster energy resilience among agricultural producers in the Western Cape, the department is organizing a series of workshops aimed at raising awareness about sustainable […]

February 12, 2024

Western Cape Government supporting Eskom to fix electricity outage in the Central Karoo

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is further ramping up its efforts to step in where Eskom needs ever more support to fix the electricity outage in the Central Karoo. “Staff across the WCG have been assisting with all sorts of support that Eskom needs to expedite this issue, from procuring drilling equipment, to transporting and […]

February 8, 2024

Premier & Minister provide update on mass power outage in Central Karoo, Garden Route, and Overberg

On Wednesday, 7 February Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, gave an update during a media briefing on the coordinated efforts to restore electricity to towns in the Central Karoo, Garden Route, and Overberg regions. They were joined by Colin Deiner, Head of the (PDMC) and Eskom’s General Manager […]

November 30, 2023

Eagle Solar: Powering South Africa with Innovative Solar Solutions

Meet Eagle Solar, the South African solar and electrical powerhouse that’s lighting up lives with the sun’s endless energy. This isn’t just a company; it’s a revolution in harnessing solar power for the people. With over 3,500 residential, 30 commercial, and 30 agricultural installations under their belt, Eagle Solar’s footprint spans the nation, bringing a […]

November 26, 2023

Vergelegen winery goes off the grid

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, renowned for its myriad sustainability initiatives, has marked another milestone in environmental responsibility and cost savings. The winery has installed a solar power plant that has taken it completely off the grid. This investment involved installing six solar tables, comprising a total of 500 panels, covering an impressive 1400m². […]

November 15, 2023

Greening Your Farm: Sustainable Practices for a Resilient Future

In today’s rapidly changing world, energy resilience has become a top priority for farmers. The volatile energy landscape, characterized by rising costs and inconsistent supply, poses significant challenges to agricultural operations. To address these challenges, farmers need to explore ways to use energy more efficiently, reduce costs, and implement renewable energy solutions. This guide aims […]