Eskom wants new nuclear station by 2026

2016-10-21 07:01

The Department of Energy will recommend to cabinet that Eskom is to be appointed as the procurer, owner and operator of the new nuclear energy build programme.

Guptas deny Eskom pre-payment used to buy Glencore mine

2016-10-20 17:20

Gupta-owned Oakbay has denied it used a pre-payment from Eskom to inappropriately fund its acquisition of Optimum from Glencore.

Appeal stalls clawback of R42bn by Eskom from customers

2016-10-20 09:07

Both Eskom and Nersa have submitted applications for leave to appeal a judgment by Judge Cynthia Pretorius in the Pretoria high court.

Phasiwe: Independent power producers not a threat to Eskom

2016-10-19 16:26

Eskom does not see the introduction of independent power producers as a threat, spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, following a complaint by wind power producers.

How nuclear and state capture theories collide

2016-10-13 06:48

State capture theorists point to the 9.6 GW nuclear deal as the jackpot, which explains why so much attention has been given to how the nuclear procurement programme has played out.

Renewables will also cost SA over R1trn - Joemat-Pettersson

2016-10-11 15:16

Renewable energy will also cost in excess of R1 trillion and it’s up to Eskom to say if its balance sheet can afford it, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

KZN pupil wins top science prize

2016-10-08 19:37

KwaZulu-Natal school pupil S’nenhlanhla Dlamini has won the 2016 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair and bagged a scholarship.

Richards Bay and Coega to be part of gas-to-power

2016-10-04 06:58

Richards Bay and industrial development zone Coega will be locations for a gas-to-power programme to ease the country’s dependence on coal for 70% of its electricity.

Eskom may take over nuclear job

2016-10-02 06:58

Eskom is looking at taking over the massive nuclear build programme from the department of energy, despite questions about its ability to implement mega projects.

Investors eye nuclear vs political power in SA

2016-09-27 07:49

Nuclear tendering will likely consume political capital into year-end as it grinds forwards, says an emerging markets economist.


No raise on top of Eskom boss Brian Molefe's R9.4m salary

2016-10-21 06:44

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the power utility's "Mr Fixit" and other executives don't qualify for salary increases in the next year.

The hidden costs of renewable energy projects

2016-10-20 12:47

Eskom wants to find a long-term solution to issues raised by the SA Wind Energy Association, says the power utility’s head of generation Matshela Koko.

Gupta's Tegeta 'repaid' prepayment loan - Eskom

2016-10-19 18:35

A controversial prepayment loan for coal to Tegeta Exploration and Resources - a Gupta family-controlled company - has been 'repaid in full', says Eskom.

Eskom abusing its power, says wind industry

2016-10-17 20:22

The wind industry has lodged a complaint with the National Energy Regulator of SA, accusing Eskom of abusing its position to favour its own investment in new power plants.

Eskom gets lead role in state's new nuclear masterplan

2016-10-12 07:33

The Department of Energy plans to be the overarching coordinating body of SA’s nuclear build programme, while Eskom plans to procure and fund the massive build programme.

Siemens discusses bid as SA gas-to-power moves forward

2016-10-10 06:51

Siemens says it’s weighing a bid for a R51.22bn investment project as South Africa’s programme to generate power from gas gains momentum.

Godongwana: Nationalisation talk has hurt mining

2016-10-06 05:00

A lack of common vision for the mining industry has created challenges and talks about nationalisation have been detrimental to the economy, says Enoch Godongwana.

China Development Bank's R7bn not for nuclear - Molefe

2016-10-03 12:42

Eskom's R7bn credit facility provided by the China Development Bank is not meant for the nuclear build programme, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom at fault, yet Khumalos must pay for free electricity

2016-09-29 06:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says Eskom wrongfully disconnected a Khayelitsha family's power supply, but rules they must pay for the years of free electricity.

Eskom may have R150bn war chest to spend on nuclear

2016-09-23 10:45

Power utility Eskom forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants.

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