ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Molefe moots compulsory prepaid electricity for all

2016-09-21 12:44

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe believes legislation in South Africa should be changed to make prepaid electricity standard for all households.

Cost of nuclear build premature, untested - industry body

2016-09-13 06:44

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa says estimations of how much the nuclear build programme will cost Treasury are premature and untested.

Herbst: Eskom – a snouting chronology. The key players.

2016-09-06 09:10

Retired journalist Ed Herbst pulls together the threads that make up what he calls Eskom’s snouting timeline.

Lights on, but Eskom battle goes on, vow Khumalos

2016-09-05 19:56

The electricity at the Khumalo house has finally been restored after a vexatious six months without power. But the family is adamant their fight with Eskom is far from over.

Eskom extends nuclear power consultation period

2016-09-02 15:12

Eskom has extended by 30 days the period for interested parties in the Eastern Cape province to comment on its plan to build nuclear plants.

Eskom denies wasting R134m on 'useless' coal

2016-08-28 16:47

Eskom has rejected claims in a news report that it paid more than R134m on coal from Tegeta Exploration and Resources that it could not use.

Nersa appealing Eskom tariff judgment

2016-08-25 17:49

Energy regulator Nersa says it is appealing the high court judgment which set aside its decision to approve a 9.4% tariff hike for Eskom to recoup costs incurred in the 2013/14 year.

Nersa studying ruling to set aside Eskom tariff hikes

2016-08-17 09:59

The National Energy Regulator says it is analysing the North Gauteng High Court's ruling that it must review its decision to allow Eskom to increase prices from April 1.

Court sets aside Eskom tariff hike

2016-08-16 19:21

The National Energy Regulator must review its decision to allow Eskom to increase prices from April 1, a High Court has ruled.

Family calls on others to stand up to Eskom's 'abuse of power'

2016-08-16 08:41

Eskom needs to respect its customers, says a family living with no electricity for five months after being cut off over a tampered meter.

 

Gov't clarifies stance on SA's energy mix

2016-09-15 17:38

Cabinet has once more emphasised that independent power producers remain an integral part of SA's energy mix, following conflicting statements from Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

When will Eskom see the light? Environmental groups beg Govt to shake-up utility

2016-09-08 06:56

In an open letter to ministers, 30 environmental groups urge political leaders to get Eskom to honour its legal obligations to secure clean energy.

Eskom collects R39m more in Soweto on prepaid meters

2016-09-06 06:50

Eskom says it has already seen a R39m rise in revenue collection in Soweto after it installed and converted customers to split prepaid meters.

Eskom’s borrowing costs rise amid investor jitters

2016-09-05 18:54

Eskom faces a $2bn funding gap at a time when its borrowing costs are rising as investors are wary of lending to state-owned enterprises.

Energy Department under fire for failing to reach targets

2016-08-30 12:13

Parliament has criticised the Department of Energy for spending 98% of its R7.27bn budget by the fourth quarter of 2015, but only achieving 45% of its targets.

PHOTOS: Local robot set to disrupt global power industry

2016-08-27 09:15

A power line inspection robot designed by local robotics engineers could be the answer to Eskom's power cut woes, and has already piqued interest overseas power utilities.

Ingula boost proves Eskom’s drive to solve new build saga

2016-08-23 16:00

The commercial synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom’s push to speed up its new build programme, says Khulu Phasiwe.

Eskom tariff ruling a massive win - chamber

2016-08-16 21:10

The court ruling setting aside a portion of the 9.4% tariff electricity increase is a big win for businesses and consumers, says the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

Eskom can cut off your power, but must be fair - Madonsela

2016-08-16 13:00

Eskom does have the right to disconnect electricity when tampering is suspected, but it must be done in a lawful and procedurally fair manner, says the Public Protector.

Iqeraam Petersen: Why Eskom’s resistance to Renewable Energy is irrational

2016-08-15 20:34

In this in-depth interview Futuregrowth Asset Management investment manager Iqeraam Petersen argues that Eskom's approach to renewable energy is irrational.

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