Eskom mulls extending comment period for nuclear sites

2016-08-26 20:12

Eskom says it is considering extending the comment period for its nuclear site applications in Thyspunt and Duynefontyn.

Nersa appealing Eskom tariff judgment

2016-08-25 17:49

Energy regulator Nersa says it is appealing the high court judgment which set aside its decision to approve a 9.4% tariff hike for Eskom to recoup costs incurred in the 2013/14 year.

Ingula boost proves Eskom’s drive to solve new build saga

2016-08-23 16:00

The commercial synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom’s push to speed up its new build programme, says Khulu Phasiwe.

SA’s richest man says part sale would help Eskom and SAA

2016-08-19 07:00

Eskom and SAA would be better run if they were partially sold to private investors, helping to solve economic challenges, says SA’s richest man billionaire Christo Wiese.

Eskom yields jump as court seeks SA power-price review

2016-08-17 15:03

Eskom’s bond yields climbed the most in over two months after a court told Nersa to review its decision to allow Eskom to recoup expenses through higher electricity tariffs.

Nersa studying ruling to set aside Eskom tariff hikes

2016-08-17 09:59

The National Energy Regulator says it is analysing the North Gauteng High Court's ruling that it must review its decision to allow Eskom to increase prices from April 1.

Eskom tariff ruling a massive win - chamber

2016-08-16 21:10

The court ruling setting aside a portion of the 9.4% tariff electricity increase is a big win for businesses and consumers, says the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

Eskom can cut off your power, but must be fair - Madonsela

2016-08-16 13:00

Eskom does have the right to disconnect electricity when tampering is suspected, but it must be done in a lawful and procedurally fair manner, says the Public Protector.

Iqeraam Petersen: Why Eskom’s resistance to Renewable Energy is irrational

2016-08-15 20:34

In this in-depth interview Futuregrowth Asset Management investment manager Iqeraam Petersen argues that Eskom's approach to renewable energy is irrational.

Not all unions on board with Eskom wage deal

2016-08-12 10:36

Eskom has reached a two-year wage agreement with two of the three unions it recognises, ending what it deems to have been an illegal strike action.


It’s time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sector

2016-08-26 07:49

It would be better to proactively restructure SA's electricity sector to reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy, says Anton Eberhard.

Next on Zuma’s to-do list: Nuclear deal?

2016-08-24 14:37

If President Jacob Zuma had a to-do list after his party’s poor performance in the local government elections, then the nuclear build programme would be near the top.

Eskom under fire as Ingula costs said to balloon to R36bn

2016-08-22 13:13

Eskom’s board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relating to the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs spiral from R8.9bn to R36bn.

Hefty 8% Eskom tariff hike still possible - economist

2016-08-17 20:15

An 8% electricity tariff increase for the next fiscal year is still possible, though risks now look a little more balanced, says an emerging markets economist.

The R12bn Kathu solar project: Good-bye diesel. Hello molten salt.

2016-08-17 11:34

Rand Merchant Bank has closed a R12bn transaction to jump-start the 100MW Kathu Solar Park, which will produce enough power to keep the lights on in 50 000 households.

Former Eskom MD to be sentenced for fraud

2016-08-17 08:09

Former Eskom managing director Dawid Malherbe is expected to be sentenced at the Belville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after being found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

Court sets aside Eskom tariff hike

2016-08-16 19:21

The National Energy Regulator must review its decision to allow Eskom to increase prices from April 1, a High Court has ruled.

Family calls on others to stand up to Eskom's 'abuse of power'

2016-08-16 08:41

Eskom needs to respect its customers, says a family living with no electricity for five months after being cut off over a tampered meter.

Family suing Eskom ordered to pay 2 years' fees - Phasiwe

2016-08-15 13:59

A family that is suing Eskom for cutting off their electricity for five months was ordered by the Public Protector to pay two years of unpaid electricity bills, says Eskom.

Renewable energy plans: Who’s in control? Eskom or govt?

2016-08-12 09:32

With Eskom seemingly doing all it can to push back on renewable energy and as lucrative nuclear deals beckon, it’s hard not to be cynical about the utility's plans, says an analyst.

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