ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Unanswered questions on Eskom’s price hike application

2015-05-29 16:13

Chris Yelland outlines why Eskom may be wrong in its calculations for the extra tariff hike application to energy regulator Nersa.

Lower oil price bullish for SA equities

2015-05-27 20:00

A lower oil price would be unequivocally bullish for South Africa’s equity markets, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA market landscape.

Group to take Eskom to court over affirmative action

2015-05-25 21:15

Trade union Solidarity will ask the Labour Court to invalidate Eskom’s entire affirmative action plan.

Colin Byrne: Why the Cape is far better than Jozi

2015-05-21 14:38

Colin Byrne underlines the very obvious differences between Joburg and the Cape and why, on some level, the Cape trumps the Highveld hands down.

Domestic electricity prices: Eskom vs City Power

2015-05-20 06:34

Who pays more for electricity, Sandton or Joburg residents? Energy expert Chris Yelland uncovers the pricing structure to determine who actually wins.

Low rates not addressing electricity crunch

2015-05-19 21:12

Prolonging a low interest rate policy will not address the electricity shortages, and other infrastructure bottlenecks in the economy, says Overberg Asset Management.

Technology to narrow Africa’s energy gap - source

2015-05-18 19:04

Private investment and technological advances are key to boosting power generation in Africa where an estimated 600 million people lack access to electricity.

Municipalities not paying Eskom lose out on key funds

2015-05-18 11:00

Government has resorted to withholding payments to municipalities that owe Eskom money in an effort to stabilise the power utility's finances, says the finance minister.

Eskom saga: Lynne Brown fumes at ANC in Gauteng

2015-05-17 15:00

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has ruled out a flat electricity rate for Soweto at a meeting with ANC Gauteng leaders.

Interconnectivity vital for power security

2015-05-17 13:25

Transmission system interconnectivity and leveraging South Africa’s and other African natural resources is becoming an important requirement, says an expert.

 

eThekwini residents to pay more for services

2015-05-28 08:01

Durban residents will soon pay 12.9% more for electricity, according to the eThekwini Municipality's 2013/14 budget.

Eskom says load shedding will start at 5pm

2015-05-27 14:28

Eskom says it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 5pm until 10pm this evening.

Italian utility to claw into Africa energy market

2015-05-22 16:38

Italian utility Enel plans huge investments in renewable energy and grids in Africa, where it expects to find the kind of growth it has enjoyed in Latin America.

Another 4pm start for load shedding

2015-05-20 15:08

Eskom says it will implement stage 1 load shedding at 4pm, and then move to stage 2 from 5pm to 10pm this evening.

200kg of illegal cable in informal settlement removed

2015-05-19 21:15

At least 200kg of cable providing illegal electricity connections to about 500 people has been removed from Zandspruit, a huge shack settlement west of Johannesburg.

1 in 7 people still without electricity - World Bank

2015-05-18 19:19

Around one in seven people across the globe still live without electricity, and nearly 3 billion cook using polluting fuels, the World Bank says.

Eskom: Most Medupi strikers resume work

2015-05-18 11:40

More than half of the 8 000 workers who embarked on a wildcat strike seven weeks ago at Eskom's Medupi plant are back at work, according to the power utility.

Thousands march against Ghana blackouts

2015-05-18 08:31

Thousands of Ghanaians have marched peacefully through parts of Accra to protest the government's failure to solve a three-year long electric power crisis.

Amandla! I finally pay for electricity

2015-05-17 15:00

If you have never paid for electricity, it is perfectly predictable to be enraged when you wake up one morning to find a prepaid electricity meter in your house.

Eskom implements stage 2 load shedding

2015-05-17 07:26

Eskom has implemented stage 2 load shedding from 07:00 to midday and will implement stage 1 load shedding from12:00 until 22:00, due to a shortage of generating capacity.

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