ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Improved power supply could boost growth, says Treasury DG

2016-05-27 19:58

South Africa's improved electricity supply could add between 0.8 and 1 percentage point of GDP growth, says director general Lungisa Fuzile.

Power crunch to curb SA growth - AfDB

2016-05-25 05:00

Electricity shortages, low commodity prices and low consumer and business confidence will continue to restrain economic growth, says the African Development Bank.

NUM still open to wage talks with Eskom

2016-05-20 20:01

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is still open to wage talks with Eskom after rejecting a 5% pay rise earlier.

Mark Schmaman: A gas-powered Nigeria – the deals behind $900m Azura project

2016-05-18 16:54

Mark Schmama chats about RMB's involvement in the $900m Azura Project in Nigeria, the country’s first greenfield Independent Power Producer project under new regulations.

Eskom to spend R580bn to fuel SA reliance on coal, nuclear

2016-05-17 11:22

Eskom will spend R580bn on capacity over the next five years and SA will be reliant on coal-fired power and nuclear energy for some time to come, says an Eskom executive.

SA’s electricity headache is finally over - Eskom

2016-05-12 21:30

South Africans will be able to keep warm in winter and cool in summer with no load shedding expected as Eskom has stabilised.

Western Cape hit by fewer power cuts than other provinces

2016-05-12 09:27

If you are living in the Western Cape, you are likely to experience fewer Eskom power outages than inhabitants of the country's other provinces.

Eskom staves off Moody's downgrade

2016-05-10 18:47

Moody’s has affirmed Eskom’s credit rating with a negative outlook, following the affirmation of the country's sovereign credit rating.

Eskom uncertainty brings challenges for Anglo mine sale

2016-04-26 19:48

Anglo American’s sale of its South African coal mines will likely run into 2017 as bidders struggle with attempts by Eskom to transform its relationship with coal suppliers.

Eskom to spend R340m to complete build plan

2016-04-26 15:08

Over the next five years, Eskom will spend R340m in capital expenditure to complete its build programme, including the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations.

 

Eskom to waive Soweto users’ debt - on condition

2016-05-25 13:14

Eskom will waive Soweto residents’ debt repayments as an incentive to convert to prepaid meters, but the offer comes with strings attached.

Off-grid options could help end Africa's power crunch - PwC

2016-05-23 12:58

It's time to ditch old-fashioned concepts and embrace new technologies which can help propel South Africa into an era of universal access to electricity, says PwC.

Eskom responds: Medupi Unit 6, maintenance helped keep lights on, not just IPPs

2016-05-19 12:33

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe responds to an article on how falling electricity production is being offset by the growing number of independent power producers.

NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

2016-05-18 15:25

NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Maynard – Falling Eskom electricity production offset by independents growing

2016-05-15 20:18

An economist's analysis shows Eskom’s electricity production has been declining since 2007 - and that the shortfall is being picked up by other power producers.

Eskom slashes diesel bill to R25m

2016-05-12 18:52

Eskom has trimmed its diesel bill for open cycle gas turbines, which is one of the most expensive ways to generate power, by R829m in the past seven months.

SA to add 100 MW solar power to grid

2016-05-10 19:03

French group Engie has signed a 20-year power purchase deal with Eskom to connect 100 megawatts of solar power onto the national grid in 2018 from its Kathu Solar plant.

Zuma: We will never have load shedding again

2016-05-06 13:34

Load shedding is now a thing of the past, President Jacob Zuma has told staff at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

Eskom not under pressure to issue new bond: CEO

2016-04-26 16:12

The successful pricing by South Africa of a 10-year dollar bond by the National Treasury is a good sign for Eskom, says boss Brian Molefe.

Trouble on the way for dept of energy?

2016-04-24 19:30

South Africa’s department of energy is in a quandary as international solar giant SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection in the US.

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