ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Barnard: Nuclear deal only window shopping

2014-10-01 14:55

The Russian nuclear deal is merely part of a window shopping exercise and no purchases have been made, says acting director general of energy Wolsey Barnard.

No shock at possible electricity crisis - DA

2014-09-29 20:26

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis because they lack giving attention to maintenance.

We have an electricity crisis - ANC

2014-09-29 06:00
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South Africa has an energy supply dilemma and the use of nuclear power was not taken lightly, according to the ANC.

Plans for nuclear deal good for SA - body

2014-09-24 12:00

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa is upbeat about plans to build nuclear power plans in the country, but it has called for a fair tender process.

Power prices could double over nuclear deal

2014-09-23 17:07

The Russian nuclear deal is basically five times last year’s turnover of Eskom, economist Mike Schüssler has told Fin24.

Russia deal not contract to build plants - govt

2014-09-23 14:44

South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries, say government officials.

SA 'needs nuclear'

2014-09-23 12:12

SA needs nuclear to reduce its carbon footprint and also needs it for energy security, says an expert regarding the deal with a Russian company.

SA signs nuclear deal with Russia

2014-09-22 19:15
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says nuclear is a key driver for economic growth after signing a deal for SA to get up to eight nuclear reactors from Russia.

Eskom: Where will help come from?

2014-09-21 17:38

Economists say the state might dispose of its key assets to ease utility Eskom’s massive R225bn cash crunch.

Power cuts biggest hurdle to investment - Egypt

2014-09-17 10:30

Power cuts clouding Egypt have become the biggest obstacle to luring back foreign investment after three years of political upheaval.

Cops fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-15 14:49

Police have fired rubber bullets and used teargas to disperse more than 1 000 people protesting over service delivery at the Grabouw municipal offices in the Western Cape.

Eskom shrugs off nuclear 'war'

2014-09-07 17:00

City Press reports that Eskom is putting up a massive show of bravado regarding an impending review of a R4bn tender.

Cape Town prepaid power to shut down

2014-09-05 21:24

Cape Town's prepaid electricity system will be temporarily off-line next week for maintenance, the city says.

Ukraine limits electricity flows to Crimea

2014-09-03 15:36

Ukraine has limited electricity supplies to consumers in Crimea and threatens to cut power altogether if quotas were breached.

Mumbai in darkness due to power outages

2014-09-02 14:36

A power outage has left large swathes of India's financial capital Mumbai without electricity, a leading utility company says, at a time when the country's energy sector is facing turmoil.

Boksburg's power being restored

2014-09-01 15:11

Power in Boksburg CBD is being restored to all areas that experienced outages over the past two days, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Eskom is in good hands - Cesa

2014-08-25 05:00

Newly-appointed Eskom boss Tshediso Matona is the right man to resuscitate the ailing state power utility, says an engineering body.

Power problems

2014-08-21 07:20

It is like an iron law: no electricity, no modern economy, says Leopold Scholtz.

Power restored to Tshwane

2014-08-19 16:39

Power has been restored to areas in and around the Highveld area in Tshwane following power outages due to attempted cable theft.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

Municipality to re-connect illegal power - report

2014-08-14 05:00
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Mossel Bay municipality has agreed to re-connect illegal electricity in Kwanonqaba after three days of protests.

Power system remains tight - Eskom

2014-08-13 14:41

The power system remains tight and will be for some time, but it is manageable, says Eskom.

Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

2014-08-06 17:20

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says is not surprised by moves within government to privatise Eskom, adding that it will fight it "to the bitter end".

World first: Fuel cells light up SA town

2014-08-06 05:00

A community in the Free State is the first in the world to be powered by fuel cell mini-grid technology, which is a cheaper alternative to grid electrification.

 

Power failures cause East Cape water disruptions

2014-09-30 21:39

The flow of water in the Eastern Cape's Amathole district has been disrupted due to a power failure at a substation which powers the municipality's pump station.

DA not surprised by possible power crisis

2014-09-29 20:01

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis.

Gulf electricity-sharing grid set to expand

2014-09-28 17:09

A unified Gulf Arab electricity grid created to share capacity in emergencies is set for expansion by 2019 with an estimated investment of up to $420m.

Rand recoups losses over Russia deal

2014-09-23 17:57

The rand has pulled back from the previous day's 8-month lows as calm returned to a market spooked by news of a major nuclear power deal with Russia.

If state can't, who will foot nuclear bill?

2014-09-23 15:30

Neither Eskom nor Treasury can foot the bill if the Russian nuclear deal should cost near the estimated R1trn mark, says energy researcher Prof Harald Winkler.

Debt warning over nuclear deal

2014-09-23 12:37

South Africans could have to deal with major debt if the energy deal with Russian nuclear firm Rosatom costs as much as R1trn, an expert indicated.

Hundreds in Jhb want green energy

2014-09-21 20:59

Scores of people in Johannesburg have joined a global demonstration to demand environmentally friendly energy.

Eskom needs maintenance, not just new plants

2014-09-18 12:04

Building new plants won't save Eskom if the power utility can't get its old power plants back in order, says a senior manager.

Eskom announcement positive, says Moody's

2014-09-16 18:38

The government's funding package for Eskom is positive but lacks details on how the power utility's financial profile could be improved, says ratings agency Moody's.

Parts of Centurion without power

2014-09-08 11:24

Parts of Centurion are without power following a power trip and possible cable theft, the City of Tshwane says.

Eskom signs Areva contract

2014-09-07 10:32

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Westinghouse abandons interdict - Eskom

2014-09-05 18:35

Eskom says Westinghouse Electric SA has abandoned its bid to stop it from going into business with Areva, but it still wants documents relating to the R4bn tender.

DA wants to see Eskom Koeberg tender

2014-09-02 16:24

The DA has demanded access to all documents relating to Eskom's awarding of a R4bn tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant.

Lower electricity demand - chamber

2014-09-02 11:26

Reducing electricity demand is the quickest and cheapest way to solve SA's power problems but the job should be given to an independent body, says a business body.

Tshwane blackouts due to cable faults

2014-08-28 18:55

Power supply has been interrupted in some suburbs west of Pretoria due to cable faults.

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Cable fault leaves Pretoria in the dark

2014-08-19 21:13

Residents of Equestria in Pretoria are without power because of cable faults.

The reason for Emalahleni's R300m Eskom debt

2014-08-19 06:00

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed low electricity tariffs, illegal connections and vandalism for Emalahleni municipality's debt to Eskom.

Electricity: Municipalities R2.7bn in arrears

2014-08-14 06:00

Municipalities owe Eskom a total of R11.4bn and R2.7bn of this is in arrears, but the power utility is threatening cut-offs over outstanding bills.

SA not prepared for total blackout - Eskom

2014-08-14 05:00
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It will take two weeks for the power system to recover if there is a total nationwide blackout and the impact will be severe, a senior Eskom official says.

Power outages in Joburg's northern suburbs

2014-08-12 10:02

A "line fault" has caused widespread power outages in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, City Power says.

Brown douses talks of privatising Eskom

2014-08-06 07:00

It would be a grave mistake to privatise Eskom, which is a critical player in the economy, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Privatise Eskom now, urges DA

2014-08-05 18:41
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The DA has thrown its weight behind Cabinet ministers who are reported to be pushing for the privatisation of Eskom.

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