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N2 Strand protest action - 19 arrested

2017-09-25 16:48

Nineteen people have been arrested for public violence during on-going service delivery protests in Lwandle and Nomzamo, Cape Town.

Energy department seeks R68bn to fund power grid backlog

2017-09-12 14:00

The Department of Energy is in talks with development finance institutions to fund a R68bn-plus backlog in the country’s ageing electricity distribution infrastructure.

New high-tech 'yarn' could make electricity - study

2017-08-25 11:16

Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, according to a study.

Excess power allows Eskom to switch off

2017-08-10 17:28

Although Eskom does not explicitly state how huge its power generation surplus margin is, it has already switched off 14 units of its older coal power stations over weekends.

Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

2017-07-14 08:21

Residents in a temporary relocation area in Cape Town have been without electricity for months because of faulty electricity boxes installed by Eskom.

Mamelodi residents protest over electricity cuts

2017-07-12 16:22

Residents of Nellmapius in Mamelodi East have taken to the streets in protest after being without electricity for 24 hours.

Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

2017-07-07 11:45

For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

(Solar) power to the people

2017-06-27 09:11

Since launching in 2011, solar energy company M-KOPA has helped power 500 000 homes in East Africa.

Municipal debt could escalate beyond R9bn – Singh

2017-06-14 13:28

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh believes the current municipal debt will in all likelihood escalate, which could result in another tariff cycle to try and mitigate the debt situation.

Nersa and Eskom win appeal over interim tariff increase

2017-06-06 15:23

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal by energy regulator Nersa and Eskom regarding a High Court judgment, which set aside an interim tariff increase

 

Why Eskom is asking for a 19.9% tariff hike

2017-09-20 21:30

Experts at Eskom unpack how the power utility calculated its proposed 19.9% hike, adding that the amount was in fact a "sacrifice" on Eskom's part.

What will it take to get Eskom to sign renewable energy deals?

2017-08-29 10:13

With yet another renewable energy project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Department of Energy tolerates Eskom’s refusal to sign additional power producer agreements.

When Eskom’s monopoly is broken

2017-08-24 14:49

As the energy supplier is riddled with mismanagement and corruption, competition might be just what it, and South Africa, needs.

SA needs to ditch 'baseloadism' for flexible power generation

2017-08-02 15:51

With the massive reduction in the price of renewable energy over the last five years, a new approach to power generation beyond “baseloadism” is emerging, says Chris Yelland.

Maritzburg businesses hit hard by constant power cuts

2017-07-12 17:42

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business has warned of dire economic consequences in the area if the Msunduzi municipality does not deal with the problem of power outages.

Eskom auditors raise red flags over Koko, Molefe

2017-07-10 16:03

Auditors have raised concerns about issues relating to Matshela Koko and Brian Molefe, who both ran Eskom this year, says the power utility.

Slight uptick in factory gate prices to 4.8%

2017-06-29 11:59

The annual change in the Producer Price Index for final manufactured goods in May increased to 4.8%.

Eskom makes do with 2.2% tariff increase – Singh

2017-06-14 14:15

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh estimates it will take around seven years for the power utility to reach financial stability, depending on the tariff hikes granted and cost-saving initiatives.

As electricity prices soar, consumers abandon Eskom

2017-06-07 21:00

Eskom may be cutting off its own throat with its latest tariff rate application, as the rich opt to generate their own power and the poor find ways to circumvent payment.

Eskom seeks 19.9% tariff increase – report

2017-06-05 13:45

Eskom has confirmed that the board approved a draft revenue application for Nersa’s approval, after a leaked document showed it wants clients to pay 19.9% more in 2018.

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