Sharp drop in SA power generation

2015-09-03 15:29

South Africa's electricity generation has dropped by 3.3% for July compared to the same period last year, says Statistics South Africa.

Eskom goes into 23rd load shedding-free day

2015-08-31 07:50

Eskom is entering its 23rd day without load shedding, after the official opening of unit 6 of the Medupi power station by President Jacob Zuma.

Matthew Lester: Since 2009 – Anything with a plug will make you broke

2015-08-28 16:13

Tax expert Matthew Lester weighs up the costs of oil and electricity, plotting them against inflation. He makes some interesting findings.

Cash-strapped small businesses claim Msunduzi refuses to pay them

2015-08-27 09:05

SMALL electrical businesses contracted to the Msunduzi Municipality are on the brink of shutting down because the municipality has allegedly been withholding payments to them since April.

Bulwer Street blasts

2015-08-24 09:17

FRUSTRATED Bulwer Street residents say they feel unsafe after an electrical box exploded several times in four months.

No 'Plan B' as Eskom coal supply suspended

2015-08-22 08:30

Eskom does not have a contingency plan should coal supplies at its Hendrina Power Station be depleted, after administrators suspended a supply deal with Optimum Coal Mine.

Renewables put damper on load shedding

2015-08-19 21:15

Had it not been for SA’s renewable energy projects load shedding would have had a higher frequency, according to a study.

'Nobody wants a coal-fired power station in their backyard' - Here's how SA can take control of its electricity

South Africa's energy crisis can be addressed by allowing communities to take charge of their energy supply. WATCH.

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Eskom blames lower tariff hike for revenue shortfall

2015-08-11 12:44

Eskom has experienced a revenue shortfall in its latest financial year due to not getting the 16% price increase it has asked for, says the acting CFO.

Brown: Another 18 months of load shedding

2015-08-06 14:52

Load shedding will continue for the next 18 months, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says, once again appealing to South Africans to save electricity.


SA gives urgent priority to gas to tackle energy needs

2015-09-01 07:43

The use of natural gas for electricity generation is a priority for SA so it can address power shortages and energy needs, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Zuma: Energy shortage a serious obstacle to growth

2015-08-30 17:13

The country’s energy shortage is a serious obstacle to growth, says President Jacob Zuma, who has officially opened Medupi 's Unit 6.

Eskom to pump R163bn into transmission infrastructure

2015-08-28 12:00

Eskom plans to spend R163bn on transmission infrastructure in the next 10 years, according to the utility's transmission development plan.

City in talks after violent Klipheuwel protest

2015-08-25 11:26

The City of Cape Town is in negotiations with a Klipheuwel man to provide electricity for people who have settled on his land, following several violent protests in the area.

‘Nuclear not needed and perfect for graft’

2015-08-24 09:17

A Russian activist who blew the whistle on South Africa’s pending nuclear marriage with Russia believes the deal is all about power; but not the type needed for the grid.

Africa needs power integration - Black & Veatch

2015-08-21 19:04

African nations need to integrate their power-distribution systems to help meet the region’s increasing energy needs, says Black & Veatch CFO.

Fuel cell tech an answer to load shedding

2015-08-19 07:57

Many companies are of the opinion that fuel cell technology is an alternative to the major problems South Africa has been experiencing with load shedding.

WATCH: Solving Africa's electricity problem

While over 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, solar-powered, 'pay-as-you-go' technology is changing that dynamic.

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Medupi timeline: Costs, delays spiralling – no completion in sight

2015-08-06 16:48

Helen Suzman Foundation's Elias Phaahla looks at the progress of Eskom's long-delayed Medupi power station.

Eskom implements stage 2 load shedding

2015-08-06 12:56

Eskom has announced that it would implement stage 2 load shedding from 17:00 until 22:00 in the evening.

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