IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

30 minutes ago

Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable energy independent power producers could result in manufacturers of going out of business.

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more

34 minutes ago

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury has revealed in its 2017 Budget Review.

Crunch time as Eskom faces break-up push

2017-02-21 06:00

OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.

Eskom holds power cut threat over municipality

2017-02-14 19:20

Eskom is refusing to budge on a threat to cut the power of eMalahleni Municipality, which owes the power utility close to a billion rand.

Dentons report: OUTA calls for probe into Eskom

2017-02-13 12:19

Civil body OUTA has revived its call to have a commission of inquiry into Eskom, following the release of the Dentons report and news that Nersa has capped tariff increases at 2.2%.

Dentons report: Why Eskom fell behind on Medupi, Kusile

2017-02-10 08:56

Global law firm Dentons' report into the problems at Eskom highlighted how and why the state utility failed to meet its own deadlines for new generation capacity.

Eskom’s new challenge is distribution - Koko

2017-02-07 12:02

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko said that the power utility’s challenge is no longer generation, but distribution.

New Nersa CEO is energised

2017-02-05 06:01

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

Community known for illegal power connections to finally get formal electricity

2017-02-01 07:27

A community in Mpumalanga plagued by illegal power connections and resulting deaths will finally receive an electricity makeover.

Limpopo villages kept in the dark

2017-01-29 00:01

A Limpopo council has unilaterally changed the contract of an electricity contractor by cutting the number of villages that were earmarked for installation of electricity.


Game changer to prevent power cuts for defaulting municipalities

30 minutes ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced “game changers” in Treasury’s focus on municipalities that will help end the spate of power cuts inflicted on defaulting areas.

Major push to electrify households living in the dark

38 minutes ago

The Department of Energy’s expenditure of R234.5bn in the next three years will be used mostly for increasing household access to electricity.

More power cuts for Mpumalanga municipalities

2017-02-18 09:15

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will be hit with more power interruptions.

SA bets on gas, renewables for biggest chunk of energy capacity

2017-02-14 11:37

South Africa will start commissioning new energy capacity by 2022 at the earliest, with initial energy capacity coming from solar, wind and gas, says the energy department.

Weeks of no electricity for Buffalo City town

2017-02-10 11:50

Residents of Mzamomhle, in Gonubie, have been without electricity for two weeks and may have to wait another two months before being reconnected.

Zuma steers clear of nuclear in SONA

2017-02-09 22:17

As Eskom pushes to finalise the 9.6 GW nuclear energy procurement programme in 2017, President Jacob Zuma simply says that nuclear is a part of the electricity mix.

Private power paralysis

2017-02-05 06:01

South Africa’s multibillion-rand plan for two gas-powered private power stations could take a decade to deliver its first electricity.

Bushbuckridge spending fortune dealing with illegal connections

2017-02-03 12:38

Over the past eight months, the Bushbuckridge municipality in Mpumalanga has spent over R500 000 removing illegal water and electricity connections and making repairs.

SMEs must prepare for increased electricity tariffs - expert

2017-01-30 05:01

The next eight years will likely see an above-inflation year-on-year electricity tariff increase of at least 6% to 8%, warns an energy expert.

Cape Town draws battle lines over right to buy alternative energy from IPPs

2017-01-26 19:04

The City of Cape Town plans to take Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court for the right to buy power directly from alternative energy suppliers, instead of Eskom.

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