ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

Yelland questions Eskom’s ‘vehement defence’ of Areva

2016-05-30 11:23

Energy expert Chris Yelland has questioned Eskom’s “vehement” defence of Areva amid a court battle over Koeberg’s steam generator replacement tender with Westinghouse.

Improved power supply could boost growth, says Treasury DG

2016-05-27 19:58

South Africa's improved electricity supply could add between 0.8 and 1 percentage point of GDP growth, says director general Lungisa Fuzile.

Eskom to waive Soweto users’ debt - on condition

2016-05-25 13:14

Eskom will waive Soweto residents’ debt repayments as an incentive to convert to prepaid meters, but the offer comes with strings attached.

Finding funding for nuclear tough - Anurag Gupta

2016-05-19 18:09

It’s a tough environment in which to find funding for new nuclear projects, says Anurag Gupta, director and global sector head for power at KPMG.

Mark Schmaman: A gas-powered Nigeria – the deals behind $900m Azura project

2016-05-18 16:54

Mark Schmama chats about RMB's involvement in the $900m Azura Project in Nigeria, the country’s first greenfield Independent Power Producer project under new regulations.

Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

2016-05-18 10:35

Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Eskom unveils commemorative plaque at Medupi

2016-05-14 11:40

Eskom has unveiled a commemorative plaque in memory for the people who had been buried at the site where the Medupi power station is currently being constructed.

SA’s electricity headache is finally over - Eskom

2016-05-12 21:30

South Africans will be able to keep warm in winter and cool in summer with no load shedding expected as Eskom has stabilised.

Molefe: No load shedding this winter

2016-05-12 13:41

There will be no load shedding this winter and next summer and Eskom does not anticipate load shedding for the 2016/2017 financial year, according to CEO Brian Molefe.

Three arrested for theft of Eskom assets

2016-05-11 11:15

Three suspects have been apprehended in Gauteng for trying to sell aluminium overhead conductor and copper cables belonging to Eskom.

 

Eskom defends Koeberg tender, lashes out at Westinghouse

2016-05-29 12:53

Eskom says Westinghouse’s complaints that the utility introduced strategic considerations in the middle of its Koeberg tender to favour Areva are unfounded.

Molefe denies finmin job offer, says Gordhan doing good job

2016-05-25 16:36

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has told Eyewitness News that he has not been asked by the president to be the new finance minster, and says Pravin Gordhan is doing a fine job.

NUM still open to wage talks with Eskom

2016-05-20 20:01

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is still open to wage talks with Eskom after rejecting a 5% pay rise earlier.

Eskom responds: Medupi Unit 6, maintenance helped keep lights on, not just IPPs

2016-05-19 12:33

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe responds to an article on how falling electricity production is being offset by the growing number of independent power producers.

NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

2016-05-18 15:25

NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Eskom to spend R580bn to fuel SA reliance on coal, nuclear

2016-05-17 11:22

Eskom will spend R580bn on capacity over the next five years and SA will be reliant on coal-fired power and nuclear energy for some time to come, says an Eskom executive.

Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency - Salga

2016-05-14 08:30

The South African Local Government Association says power utility Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency for municipalities to recover money owed by clients.

Eskom slashes diesel bill to R25m

2016-05-12 18:52

Eskom has trimmed its diesel bill for open cycle gas turbines, which is one of the most expensive ways to generate power, by R829m in the past seven months.

Western Cape hit by fewer power cuts than other provinces

2016-05-12 09:27

If you are living in the Western Cape, you are likely to experience fewer Eskom power outages than inhabitants of the country's other provinces.

SA to add 100 MW solar power to grid

2016-05-10 19:03

French group Engie has signed a 20-year power purchase deal with Eskom to connect 100 megawatts of solar power onto the national grid in 2018 from its Kathu Solar plant.

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