ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Power outages leave small Joburg businesses in the dark

2017-05-22 13:20

Cable theft and ageing infrastructure have intermittently left homes, schools and businesses across Johannesburg in the dark.

Proof that Africa can leapfrog the world in power technology

2017-05-17 10:29

While Zambia is currently embroiled in a political crisis, it is about to show the world that Africa can leapfrog power technology.

Molefe already roped in public speaking engagements

2017-05-12 19:01

Returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has already been roped into public speaking engagements, despite backlash from several organisations.

New coal plants face environmental challenge

2017-04-28 10:25

A civil rights group body is considering legal action against government and power station developers if proposed coal plants proceed without environmental impact assessments.

ANC: SA to re-think nuclear deal after junk status

2017-04-09 21:15

The government will have to re-think the costly and highly contentious nuclear expansion programme, following the country downgrading to junk status, says the ANC.

Eskom seals another electricity sales deal

2017-04-06 16:44

Eskom’s plan to increase its electricity exports is gaining momentum as it has signed a second firm power sales agreement in just over a week.

Eskom gets more power

2017-04-03 16:58

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has commended the Medupi team as Unit 5 reached commercial operation, meaning that it is able to supply power to the national grid during.

Eskom opens up on reason for redacted Dentons report

2017-03-29 18:57

Eskom says a redacted version of the Dentons report - shed light on financial abuses - was released to respect the rights of the parties involved.

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.

 

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

Standard Bank lends Zim $120m to help ease power crisis

2017-05-15 16:30

Standard Bank has finalised a $120m loan facility to Zimbabwe to boost the country's efforts to overcome its power crisis.

Eskom threatens power cuts to Zim, which owes millions

2017-05-08 07:37

Eskom has threatened cutting power to Zimbabwe in June if its power utility Zesa does not clear its debt arrears of over R118m, according to a report.

Koeberg’s Unit 2 undergoes maintenance

2017-04-18 17:54

Unit 2 of the Koeberg power station was shut down on Monday for a planned refueling outage, following a record 492 days of uninterrupted run.

New twist in IPP battle as Eskom may close stations early

2017-04-09 07:22

Eskom has been vague about five power stations that will have to close early due to the expected inclusion of more renewable energy producers.

Eskom clash with renewable sector worrying - analyst

2017-04-04 17:10

The standoff between Eskom and the renewable energy sector has crippled the momentum of the sector and investment in South Africa, says an analyst.

Transparency, people's trust needed for SA nuclear - expert

2017-03-30 07:20

Transparency in procurement programmes is necessary to ensure a cost-competitive vendor can win South Africa’s nuclear tender.

Pimville residents protest against Eskom's prepaid meters

2017-03-27 14:06

Police have brought a protest in Soweto against the installation of prepaid electricity meters under control.

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.

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