Eskom’s cost calculations on renewable electricity - more nuance

2017-01-20 14:06

With sufficient data, a more accurate approach would be to run scenarios on Eskom’s production planning optimisation models, says Eskom's Deon Joubert.

Brown: Don't switch municipalities' lights off yet

2017-01-19 18:53

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown instructed Eskom to afford errand municipalities a slight breather to pay their arrears before switching off the lights.

Anglo shortlists bidders for its Eskom coal mines

2017-01-19 08:18

Anglo has shortlisted groups led by some of SA's most prominent black businessmen as bidders for several of its mines that supply Eskom with R13.6bn worth of coal a year.

Companies secure Eskom vow to not cut electricity

2017-01-18 10:55

Eight companies with extensive industrial operations have filed an urgent court application to stop Eskom from cutting North West municipality Madibeng's electricity.

Koko unpacks Eskom’s renewable costs, but experts disagree

2017-01-17 12:52

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has revealed how renewable energy costs are suffocating Eskom’s finances, but energy analysts have queried the science behind his calculations.

Des van Rooyen backs Eskom as 13 municipalities face power cuts

2017-01-17 07:37

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has backed calls by Eskom for defaulting municipalities to pay their debts, as 13 areas fail to make payment plans.

WATCH: Eskom threatens to cut power to defaulting municipalities

Eskom announced its intention to start of power cuts to municipalities who are in arrears.

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Eskom threat of power cuts works as 5 municipalities pay

2017-01-16 06:44

Eskom has suspended power cuts to five municipalities, who together with others, owe Eskom R10.2bn in debt.

The crossroads of power

2017-01-15 06:33

Eskom will be at a crossroads in 2017. This year will see the utility define an energy policy that will shape its future for the next two decades as it faces increasing financial pressure.

Small investors ‘taken for Eskom ride’

2017-01-15 06:01

One of Eskom’s black empowerment schemes is under investigation after at least 800 investors were allegedly swindled out of their hard-earned money.


Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears

2017-01-19 23:12

Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, says Minister Lynne Brown.

David Nicholls sheds light on Eskom’s nuclear ambitions

2017-01-19 11:15

In an exclusive interview, Chris Yelland posed ten questions to Eskom’s chief nuclear officer to explore issues surrounding Eskom’s proposed new nuclear procurement programme.

Court can force Eskom to sign wind, solar plans – IPP legal advice

2017-01-18 12:08

Renewable energy IPPs whose new build plans have been held up by Eskom can take the power utility to court, according to legal opinion by Webber Wentzel.

Ramaphosa boasts about SA's 'world class' IPP project in Davos

2017-01-17 18:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that to bridge the energy gap in Africa, governments should partner with the private sector.

Municipalities default on Eskom bills despite intervention

2017-01-17 10:42

Despite a number of government interventions in 2016, municipalities owing money to Eskom have still defaulted on electricity bills.

Eskom must take tough stance against Exxaro - NUM

2017-01-16 18:32

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed its dismay at the move by Exxaro to transform itself from a black-owned company to a black-empowered one.

Three more municipalities avert power cuts

2017-01-16 11:40

Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities after reaching payment agreements with them.

A bumper year for renewable energy

2017-01-15 06:37

This year could be a bumper one for South Africa’s renewable energy programme as prices could drop if the sector can sort out its problems with Eskom.

How to empower municipalities

2017-01-15 06:03

Political will and proper systems can ensure profitability, write Miyelani Holeni and Alex Mabunda.

Eskom will support major renewable energy growth in 2021 – Koko

2017-01-13 19:57

Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko says the utility will support major growth in the renewable energy sector from 2021, when he believes prices will come down.

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