ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

There will be no electricity cuts in Free State, says Cogta

2016-02-09 11:48

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Free State is confident there will be no electricity cuts in the province, despite municipalities owing Eskom R842m.

Over 8 000 oppose Eskom price increases

2016-02-08 19:01

The hearings into Eskom's application for a tariff increase to recoup R22.8bn for the 2013/14 financial year, have drawn strong public opposition.

Gordhan vs Molefe in potential sale of Eskom stake

2016-02-04 19:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has argued for the sale of a stake in Eskom at a meeting of ANC leaders and government officials last week, putting him in conflict with the Eskom CEO.

Bad experiences will help us make better decisions - Eskom

2016-02-04 14:41

Eskom believes that the experiences it has had over the last few years will assist it in making better decisions regarding methods of keeping the lights on.

Molefe: No load shedding for rest of summer, winter

2016-02-03 15:20

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says there would be no load shedding for the rest of summer and going into winter.

N Cape premier seeks debt deal with Eskom

2016-02-02 06:51

Sylvia Lucas, the premier of the Northern Cape, will lead a high-level meeting with Eskom following power cuts to five municipalities last week.

Eskom, municipality in dispute over R5m bill

2016-02-01 13:30

Officials at a municipality in Mpumalanga have rejected Eskom’s allegations that they failed to settle a R5m electricity bill, which will result in their power supply being cut.

Zambian mines complain about 25% power increase

2016-01-29 20:00

A report says Zambia's power utility Zesco's decision to raise power tariffs by 25% has left copper mining companies in the lurch.

Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings

2016-01-28 06:36

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa hearings have been “bitterly disappointing” and “have not worked”, says energy analyst Ted Blom.

Cows hold solution to SA's power crisis, says UFS researcher

2016-01-27 09:14

A young researcher at the University of Free State is looking at ways of solving the county's electricity crisis using an unusual energy source - cow dung.

 

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

2016-02-09 07:09

President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a move that will boost growth.

'Heartbeat' of Kusile Unit 1 nearing completion

2016-02-05 06:56

The “heartbeat” of Eskom’s Kusile Unit 1 is nearing completion, an important milestone in the coal power station’s journey to feed electricity into the grid.

Electricity production, consumption decreases

2016-02-04 17:17

Both electricity production and consumption decreased in South Africa in December, according to Statistics SA.

Glencore held gun to our head - Eskom CEO

2016-02-03 18:38

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he felt as if there 'was a gun to our head' in negotiations with Glencore over a coal supply contract.

Eskom mulling repayment plans for NC municipalities

2016-02-02 20:00

The Northern Cape government will hear by Friday whether power utility Eskom will agree to renegotiate 'more affordable' repayment plans with municipalities.

Eskom can't afford 'exorbitant' coal - Molefe

2016-02-01 18:48

Eskom can’t afford to pay 'exorbitant' amounts of money for coal used in its plants, Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe says.

Kevin Lings: Inflation caught Sarb’s Interest. Expect +0.75% more by year end

2016-01-31 18:19

Kevin Lings says the Reserve Bank seems to be significantly more concerned with inflation and expects the repo rate to end the year higher than 7.5%.

How poo helps keep the lights on

2016-01-28 21:15

Next time someone nags you about hogging the loo, just tell them you're helping to keep the national power grid stable. This is because at least two power stations in the country are using treated effluent for cooling.

Zim, Zambia mines ramp up output on Eskom deal

2016-01-27 09:38

The 300MW excess electricity Eskom has agreed to supply to both Zimbabwe and Zambia is allowing mining operations across the region to intensify production.

Eskom pulls plug leaving two towns without water

2016-01-26 10:10

Underberg and Himeville were left without water last Monday after miscommunication between the district municipality and Eskom resulted in water cuts.

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