IPP deal stuck in limbo as officials cite Eskom 'hardships'

2017-06-20 13:22

Eskom will approach energy regulator Nersa and National Treasury as part of efforts to end the stalemate holding up the independent power producers' procurement deal.

Msunduzi retains 3,08% hike

2017-06-09 13:45

Msunduzi Municipality could find itself in hot water if it ignores the national energy regulator’s decision to cap the electricity tariff.

Nersa and Eskom win appeal over interim tariff increase

2017-06-06 15:23

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal by energy regulator Nersa and Eskom regarding a High Court judgment, which set aside an interim tariff increase

Eskom can’t hike tariffs without reason - BUSA

2017-06-01 07:22

Business Unity South Africa says it opposes Eskom’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to raise tariffs without justification.

Energy minister wants to clean house after fuel stock saga

2017-05-19 19:56

The sale of SA’s strategic fuel stock has prompted Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to second her director-general to act as CEO at the Strategic Fuel Fund.

Energy regulator set to probe Eskom's alleged breach

2017-05-11 12:41

A Nersa sub-committee has confirmed it has recommended that the regulator should investigate whether Eskom is in breach of the Electricity Regulation Act.

Municipalities to feel the heat as Nersa caps electricity tariffs

2017-05-04 14:11

Municipalities relying on an electricity tariff hike are likely to feel the crunch after energy regulator Nersa ruled on a cap at 1.88% for the 2017/18 financial year, says OUTA.

S&P holds Eskom rating steady

2017-03-22 19:52

Standard & Poor’s has kept Eskom's credit rating at BB-, following more certainty of government support and the outcome of the Nersa ruling on tariff hikes.

Eskom sets the record straight on renewable energy

2017-02-28 13:27

Renewable energy remains an important part of South Africa’s future diversified energy mix, says Eskom group executive for transmission Thava Govender.

New Nersa CEO is energised

2017-02-05 06:01

As Chris Forlee takes over, the question lingers: What about electricity prices?


Eskom’s 20% uses ‘impossible’ assumptions

2017-06-11 06:00

Eskom’s plans to ask for a 20% tariff increase for next year assumes higher economic growth than just about anyone expects – and assumes a physically impossible doubling of sales by renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs)

Eskom: Nersa can press on with tariff hikes

2017-06-06 19:01

Eskom is of the view that Nersa can go ahead and consider the power utility's application for tariff increases for the financial years ending 2016 and 2017.

Eskom seeks 19.9% tariff increase – report

2017-06-05 13:45

Eskom has confirmed that the board approved a draft revenue application for Nersa’s approval, after a leaked document showed it wants clients to pay 19.9% more in 2018.

Gigaba confirms he didn't sign nuclear deal with Russia

2017-05-26 12:50

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has told Parliament that he has not signed a nuclear deal with Russia.

Firms face double electricity winter tariff whammy - analyst

2017-05-16 09:46

In addition to annual municipal hikes, businesses and industrial electricity users will have to cough up more for Eskom's winter rates from June to August, says an energy specialist.

Liquified petroleum gas price could be deregulated

2017-05-07 06:10

The price of liquified petroleum gas should be deregulated once South Africa has the facilities to import large quantities of the gas, the Competition Commission has recommended.

New Nersa CEO grilled on issues facing the electricity supply sector

2017-03-28 07:41

EE Publishers investigative editor Chris Yelland and assistant editor Pierre Potgieter have interviewed new Nersa CEO Chris Forlee. Here are the questions posed and the answers given.

Green too expensive for Eskom

2017-03-12 06:02

The troubled power utility can barely afford to comply with environmental compliance obligations, says public enterprises minister.

Russian nuclear agreement not a done deal, says govt

2017-02-24 18:41

The agreement South Africa signed with Russia over nuclear energy is not a commercial agreement, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

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.

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