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Solar power boost for Mandela University

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NELSON Mandela University’s South Campus will soon be producing just over 10% of its electricity requirements, thanks to an innovative R18-million green power plant, which is being established on the campus this month (July).
The installation of the two-hectare solar photovoltaics (PV) power plant, which will produce 1740 MWh of electricity per year and has a 20-year lifespan, will begin in the next two weeks, with renewable energy being fed into the South Campus grid by December or January.
The new plant, which is one of many on-campus sustainability initiatives, is the result of a partnership between the university and renewable energies company Tasol Solar.

A win for all electricity users in the country

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Not just business but electricity users throughout South Africa will benefit from a judgement which was handed down yesterday (Tuesday, August 16) in favour of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and four energy intensive companies based in the city of Port Elizabeth including Borbet SA, PG Group, Crown Chickens and Agni Steels SA.

Eastern Cape businesses challenge Nersa's R11.2 billion increase

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Judgement was reserved today [Wednesday, 15 June] in what could be a watershed case with far-reaching consequences for electricity pricing in South Africa.

A case in the North Gauteng High Court was brought by a group of four Nelson Mandela Bay businesses, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber as a fifth applicant, to set aside the additional electricity increases that took effect in April this year.

Court challenge over electricity increases set for mid-June

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is forging ahead with the legal case to get electricity prices in the country reduced.

As one of the prominent business chambers in South Africa we took the lead in lobbying on behalf of our 700 members on this very pertinent issue that is affecting the sustainability of our member companies.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, together with various energy intensive industrial companies based in Nelson Mandela Bay, last week brought an application to prevent Friday April 1’s electricity increase.

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber joins court challenge

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has joined the case of the High Energy User Group (HEUG) - consisting of several energy intensive industrial companies based in Nelson Mandela Bay- as a co-applicant, in the launching of an interdict to stop Friday’s electricity hike, approved by the National Energy Regulator, Nersa.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, representing the interest of our 700 membership base, has joined the HEUG with their legal case to apply for an interdict to stop, and subsequently review, the proposed tariff increases, as approved by Nersa earlier this year.