Momentous day for black-owned IPP gas company

2016-07-25 20:27

A 670 MW independent power producer open cycle gas turbine plant has started commercial operation, signalling a new era for a black-owned power producer.

Understanding the cost of electricity from Medupi, Kusile and IPPs

2016-07-22 12:11

In order to understand and compare the cost of electricity from a power plant, one needs to look further than simply the capital, fuel or operating and maintenance costs in isolation.

Eskom's IPP move places SA on nuclear watch

2016-07-21 08:47

If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers, then all eyes will focus on the nuclear deal.

Eskom research project to tackle nuclear fears

2016-07-20 18:58

Eskom has signed the second phase of a research project which involves six South African universities and aims to improve Africa's electrification.

No load shedding for the foreseeable future - Eskom

2016-07-19 19:00

There will be no load shedding for the remainder of winter and possibly until March 2017, says Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe.

Eskom to respond to Numsa's demands within seven days

2016-07-19 13:59

Eskom says it will respond to demands tabled by union Numsa - among them a R5 000 housing allowance and a salary hike of at least 20% - within a week.

Numsa to picket at Eskom offices for 'better living wage'

2016-07-18 11:06

Numsa members at Eskom plan to picket outside the power utility's head office to demand a 'substantial' wage hike as well as a housing allowance increase.

Strike continues at Eskom subsidiary

2016-07-14 14:50

Protesters at Eskom's Gauteng subsidiary, Rotek, are continuing their strike over performance bonuses.

Eskom secures almost R20bn loan for expansion

2016-07-07 14:38

Eskom has received a loan boost of almost R20bn from the African Development Bank to fund its expansion programme, including the Medupi and Kusile new build projects.

Eskom says Anglo coal is a rip-off

2016-07-07 07:20

Eskom believes that the coal supplied by Anglo American's New Denmark Collier is far too expensive,


No posters on electrical structures, Eskom warns political parties

2016-07-24 17:34

It is dangerous and illegal to put posters on electricity poles or mini sub-station structures, Eskom has warned political parties.

Eskom CEO vs Anglo: No holds barred

2016-07-21 15:22

Brian Molefe came out guns blazing at Eskom's full-year results presentation, aiming at Anglo American and speaking his mind on banks closing Gupta accounts, BEE and nuclear power.

The roles of private sector and Eskom in renewable energy

2016-07-21 08:16

Private sector developers and operators bring greater speed of internal investment decision-making, development and deployment, says SA Renewable Energy Council.

Anthea Jeffery: Has Treasury been captured by the black business lobby?

2016-07-20 17:39

Draft regulations recently gazetted by National Treasury suggest that Pravin Gordhan's department has finally been captured by the black business lobby, says an analyst.

Eskom expects increase in export sales

2016-07-19 15:17

Eskom expects a significant increase in export sales in the near future, according to its chief financial officer.

Only a strike will move Eskom - Numsa official

2016-07-18 13:32

If Eskom does not meet demands set by Numsa workers, the union may go ahead with a strike, says an electricity sector coordinator for Numsa.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

Workers at Eskom subsidiary down tools over bonuses

2016-07-13 18:20

About 3 000 workers at Eskom subsidiary Rotek in Germiston have downed tools over performance bonuses.

Nersa grants Eskom extension to apply for new tariff increase

2016-07-07 10:14

Two days after Eskom reported R4.6bn in profit for the year, energy regulator Nersa has announced the utility can submit a new tariff increase application.

Why Medupi and Kusile are Eskom's Achilles heel

2016-07-06 12:47

The massive cost and time overruns at Medupi and Kusile will place upward pressure on Eskom’s electricity price trajectory in the years ahead, says energy expert Chris Yelland.

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