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Geopolitics key to SA’s R1trn nuclear plan

2014-12-22 08:55

Politics may tip the balance as Russia’s Rosatom and France’s Areva prepare to battle it out for SA’s planned nuclear-energy project that could cost about R1trn.

UK households to pay £1bn for power backup

2014-12-19 17:00

British households are set to pay nearly £1bn to help guarantee the country's electricity supply in 2018/19.

Are you prepared for load shedding this weekend?

2014-12-12 15:10

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Jozi old age home in the dark due to power failure

2014-12-11 08:56

A power failure has caused the last working lift in an old-age home in Brakpan to break down, leaving its elderly residents no choice but to climb stairs in the eight-storey building.

Load shedding: alternative power sources 101

2014-12-10 05:05

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Load shedding: alternative power sources 101

2014-12-09 13:56

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

More power cuts as Eskom fixes generators

2014-12-08 09:07
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Eskom says stage one load shedding will last for most of the day, but matters should improve as soon as three out of service generators are back on line.

Rolling load shedding all weekend - Eskom

2014-12-05 21:10

Eskom says it has implemented stage three rolling blackouts that will last throughout the weekend to build up reserves.

Eskom warns of renewed power cuts

2014-12-03 16:20
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Eskom says there may be power cuts if more pressure is put on the grid, because the power utility is already using emergency reserves.

New Eskom board to be named - source

2014-12-02 19:05

The cabinet will reportedly announce a new Eskom board next week and former cabinet minister and KZN premier Ben Ngubane may be named chair.

Eskom better placed after weekend blackouts

2014-12-02 10:27

Eskom says it was able to repair three out-of-service units and build up its diesel and water reserves after weekend load shedding.

Cosatu cries foul on CT power cuts

2014-12-01 11:40

Cosatu claims power cuts for more advantaged areas take place during off-peak hours while poorer areas are without power at inconvenient times.

Obama's 'Power Africa' plan off to dim start

2014-11-30 11:29

US President Barack Obama's promised R77bn five-year plan to "Power Africa" is yet deliver the power.

Eskom denies poor maintenance claims

2014-11-28 08:49

High ash emissions from the Lethabo power station in the Vaal Triangle was not caused by a lack of maintenance, Eskom says.

Eskom denies poor maintenance claims

2014-11-27 14:00
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High ash emissions from the Lethabo power station in the Vaal Triangle was not caused by a lack of maintenance, Eskom says.

DA seeks parly debate on Eskom

2014-11-26 17:00

The Democratic Alliance is set to ask National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for a debate on embattled power producer Eskom.

Tough times ahead for Eskom, SA

2014-11-25 19:01

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Mantashe: ANC won't privatise electricity

2014-11-24 20:50
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The ANC is not in favour of privatising the country's power system, despite problems with parastatal Eskom, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

EXCLUSIVE: 6 reasons why Eskom is load shedding

2014-11-24 07:00
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These are the real reasons why Eskom is implementing rolling scheduled blackouts for the third time this year, according to an energy analyst.

Eskom worries grow amid load shedding

2014-11-23 13:01
115 comments

Eskom is concerned about its diesel reserves which could affect electricity supply in the coming week as the parastatal implements stage one of scheduled blackouts.

Ekurhuleni municipality cuts power

2014-11-21 15:53

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality has started cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

As it happened: Get ready for weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 13:58
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After the country plunged into stage 2 load shedding, the big question on everybody's mind was how it would affect their weekend, which will also have power cuts.

Eskom warns of possible load shedding

2014-11-20 17:45

Eskom has warned on that the power system is under heavy pressure as a result of technical problems.

Zim bank to issue $65m bonds for electricity

2014-11-17 18:13

A state-owned Zimbabwean bank will float two bonds worth $65m to boost electricity output and increase use of pre-paid meters, says a senior bank official.

Electricity: African firms turn to sunshine

2014-11-14 05:00

A growing number of enterprises are tapping the under-utilised source of sunshine to keep their businesses running and to meet the surging demand for electricity.

 

Eskom to fork out R1.4bn on food for workers

2014-12-21 10:50
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Eskom will spend a staggering R1.4bn on two catering contracts to provide free meals to its staff at the Medupi and Kusile power plants, according to a report.

Eskom generators running again

2014-12-17 07:52

Four Eskom generators, that have stopped working at three power stations, are functional again, an official says.

Power grid doing well, says Eskom

2014-12-12 07:57

There is a low probability of load shedding as the grid is in good shape and unless something happens, the power will be fine, says Eskom.

Load shedding: how to keep your lights on

2014-12-10 09:25

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Power cuts cause water shortages

2014-12-09 14:20

The Polokwane municipality in Limpopo has appealed to residents to use water sparingly as Eskom's power cuts have caused water shortages in some areas.

Joburg geysers to be switched off

2014-12-08 11:19

Johannesburg City Power will remotely switch off geysers to certain areas at specific times to alleviate strain on the power grid, according to a spokesperson.

Countrywide power cuts continue

2014-12-06 14:50
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Stage three power cuts would continue across the country until 22:00.

Zille trapped in lift as load shedding continues

2014-12-05 14:40
149 comments

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was left stuck in a lift as load shedding continued in Cape Town.

Power restored after massive outage in Detroit

2014-12-03 09:30

The outage in the city-run system that distributes power to the public buildings has been another black eye for Detroit.

Cosatu wants Eskom probed

2014-12-02 15:20

Cosatu says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown must investigate the root causes of crises within Eskom.

SA not alone in load shedding

2014-12-02 07:30
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Belgians are being asked to cut down on power usage and forgo Christmas lighting cheer after three of the country’s nuclear power stations were closed down.

Eskom says power cuts to decrease

2014-11-30 13:45

Eskom is expecting to restore the load as improvements to the power grid comes as the dams are nearly full and maintenance is done, says the utility.

Overseas contractors blamed for Eskom delays

2014-11-28 13:31

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has attributed the delay of two large coal-fired power stations to SA being let down by some international contractors.

Power cuts expected over the weekend

2014-11-27 19:55

Power cuts are expected over the weekend as electricity supply remains constrained, Eskom says.

Eskom warns of possible power shortfall

2014-11-27 11:10
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Eskom has warned that power supply on Friday and the weekend is expected to be constrained, with a possible shortfall on the cards.

DA to ask for debate on Eskom

2014-11-26 14:11

The Democratic Alliance will ask National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for a debate on embattled power producer Eskom.

Namibia's Kudu gas project on track

2014-11-25 18:49

Namibia's 885 megawatt Kudu gas-to-power project is still on track with a final investment decision expected by June 2015, the mines and energy ministry says.

Use electricity sparingly, Eskom warns

2014-11-24 19:35

The power system is expected to be very tight over the evening peaks of the next few days, says Eskom.

Eskom issues power emergency

2014-11-23 16:31
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Eskom has declared a power emergency and appealed to large industrial users to cut consumption by up to 10% to ease pressure on the strained national grid.

Ekurhuleni to continue power cuts

2014-11-22 16:47

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality will continue cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

Rolling blackouts this weekend - Eskom

2014-11-21 15:49
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Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend in order to build up reserves for the week ahead, Eskom says.

Eskom mum about crack in silo

2014-11-21 07:00

Eskom has declined to comment on what it called rumours of a crack in one of the remaining coal storage silos at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga.

Eskom's electricity struggle: Unpaid bills

2014-11-20 05:00

With Eskom in financial trouble and battling to keep the lights on, it says it has an improved debt collection plan, but paying bills is widely rejected in Soweto.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.

UK power users switch to small providers

2014-11-12 19:15

Britain's small energy suppliers have signed a record number of new electricity customers in October, industry data shows.

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