ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Koko: Eskom is open for business, seals deal to sell electricity

2017-03-23 17:47

Eskom has turned around and open for business with surplus capacity available, says acting chief executive Matshela Koko as the power utility clinched an electricity sales agreement with NamPower.

Eskom makes changes to the executive committee

2017-03-22 19:38

Eskom has announced changes in the power utility's executive committee structure.

Khayelitsha informal market without electricity for months

2017-03-16 08:16

Small traders at Nonkqubela Informal Market in Khayelitsha say they haven't had access to electricity since May 2016, when the electricity box was raided by criminals.

After spiralling costs, Ingula is now powering the economy

2017-03-09 05:00

The Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs balloon from R8.9bn to R36bn, has pumped billions into South Africa's limping economy, boasts Eskom.

Eskom sets the record straight on renewable energy

2017-02-28 13:27

Renewable energy remains an important part of South Africa’s future diversified energy mix, says Eskom group executive for transmission Thava Govender.

Nuclear deal: The calm before the storm?

2017-02-22 15:07

National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s speech have kept a wide berth from mentioning nuclear energy.

Game changer to prevent power cuts for defaulting municipalities

2017-02-22 14:23

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

2017-02-22 14:15

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.

 

S&P holds Eskom rating steady

2017-03-22 19:52

Standard & Poor’s has kept Eskom's credit rating at BB-, following more certainty of government support and the outcome of the Nersa ruling on tariff hikes.

Eskom completes Majuba rebuild after silo collapse

2017-03-20 13:37

Power utility Eskom has completed reconstruction of the Majuba coal-fired station after a silo collapsed in November 2014.

Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

Eskom suspends bulk power cut to 2 municipalities

2017-03-02 18:20

Eskom has suspended the planned interruption of bulk power supply to two municipalities after reaching agreements for the settlements of their arrears.

Govt defends nuclear 'secrecy'

2017-02-24 11:55

The government has come under fire for tabling treaties in Parliament without debate as an application over its nuclear deal with Russia continues in the Western Cape High Court.

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

2017-02-22 14:23

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

2017-02-22 14:19

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%.

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