ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Eskom adds stage 4 to load shedding schedule

2015-04-17 12:33

South Africans could soon experience their first-ever stage 4 load shedding, after Eskom confirmed that the stage allocation would be altered.

Why some people never get load shed

2015-04-16 21:33

A city councillor has shed light on this heavy load for burdened consumers who often have power outages longer than the schedule indicates.

Call for more South Africans to join power plan

2015-04-16 10:26

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson says she wants to see more South Africans capitalise on the power procurement plan in a bid to help overcome energy shortages.

SA company wins bid to push 250MW into grid

2015-04-15 17:06

Renewable energy company BioTherm has won a bid to push 251MW of power into the grid as part of South Africa's renewable energy programme.

Brown: Eskom board's baptism of fire - as it happened

2015-04-15 12:59

Minister Lynne Brown wants a board that has banking and legal experience as well as engineering expertise as she seeks to solve the problems facing the utility.

SA names bidders for 1 000MW of green power

2015-04-14 20:00

South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1 000MW of power to the ailing grid.

Load shedding stage 2 starts at 6am today

2015-04-14 05:59

Eskom says it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 06:00, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

SMEs fear disaster on Eskom supply cut plans

2015-04-13 11:50

Eskom's plans to interrupt bulk electricity supply to the top 20 defaulting municipalities is of grave concern to the small business sector, says a business body.

Eskom to pull plug on top 20 defaulting municipalities

2015-04-10 13:26

Eskom plans to interrupt bulk electricity supply to the top 20 defaulting municipalities across the country, with effect from June.

Construction halted as Medupi workers strike

2015-04-09 13:01

Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power station as remaining construction workers joined the dismissed group belonging to Numsa.

 

Eskom resumes load shedding at 6am

2015-04-17 05:14

Eskom will resume power cuts for the sixth day in a row when it starts implementing stage 1 load shedding from 06:00 on Friday morning.

South Africans learn to laugh at load shedding

2015-04-16 20:23

Facing a long, cold winter of power cuts, many South Africans are choosing to cope with their frustrations by seeing the lighter side of life in the dark.

Eskom implements stage 1 load shedding

2015-04-16 05:56

Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding and load curtailment from 06:00 on Thursday morning, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

Brown: Expect winter load shedding as Eskom ups maintenance

2015-04-15 16:01

Load shedding should continue in winter and the Deep Dive inquiry into Eskom's financial troubles should be appointed soon, says Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Eskom downgrades load shedding to stage 2

2015-04-14 21:10

Eskom has downgraded its load shedding to stage 2, after it was raised to stage 3.

Why Eskom plunged SA into stage 3 load shedding

2015-04-14 18:30

Deferred generator maintenance has caused an overload of unplanned repairs, resulting in a week of darkness for South Africa, says Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe.

Expect load shedding this week – Eskom

2015-04-13 12:31

Construction workers are continuing their stay-away at Medupi power station as Eskom warns that load shedding throughout the week is highly likely.

Tsotsi's quick fix plan for Eskom surfaces

2015-04-12 14:37

Deposed Eskom chairperson, Zola Tsotsi, wanted to set in motion a quick fix plan to fight the SA power crisis without regard to the supplier's internal processes and interests.

Eskom: Doubt over Medupi deadlines

2015-04-09 21:15

Eskom has barred hundreds of workers from accessing its Medupi construction site – leading to doubt that the utility can meet its timelines for delivery of all six units at the plant.

Eskom gets R4bn loan to upgrade grid

2015-04-08 15:09

Eskom has received a R4bn loan from KfW to help modernise its power grid, Germany's state-controlled development bank says.

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