ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Switch off and save electricity - Eskom

2014-07-15 16:35

Eskom says that it is possible to avoid power cuts if everybody saves electricity, adding that people should also report illegal electricity connections.

Eskom posts R7.1bn profit

2014-07-11 14:56
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Eskom has reported a first-quarter net profit of R7.1bn, up from R5.2bn the previous year, but says revenues and profits are traditionally higher in winter.

Power blackout in parts of Soweto

2014-07-07 22:09

Various areas of Soweto have been hit by power outages, Eskom says, adding that there is no indication as to when the electricity will be back on.

Greece threatens to arrest striking workers

2014-07-06 12:30

Greece has ordered electricity workers back to their jobs, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country.

Power restored to Soweto

2014-07-04 17:51

Electricity supply to Pimville and Nancefield in Soweto has been restored following cable thefts.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37
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Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

Numsa threatens 'total blackout'

2014-07-02 13:04
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South Africa could face a complete blackout in response to a court interdict against a strike at Eskom, warns the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Will Eskom call Numsa’s bluff?

2014-06-29 11:20

Numsa says about 9 000 of its members are ready to hold a protest march to demand higher wages and salaries.

No load-shedding, says Eskom

2014-06-20 17:44

Eskom says national power grid is stable and would remain stable over the weekend, following a spell of electricity cuts.

Electricity system severely strained - Eskom

2014-06-19 16:38

Eskom has declared another power emergency and urged commercial customers to switch off non-essential lights.

Eskom: Load-shedding still highly likely

2014-06-19 10:57

Eskom says the national power grid remains tight and deliberate power cuts are highly likely but not definite, and would depend on circumstances.

Eskom issues power cut alert

2014-06-18 10:28
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There is a risk of load shedding this evening, warns power utility Eskom.

Energy sector needs radical transformation

2014-06-17 21:35

Power constraints call for a "radical transformation" of the country's energy sector, says President Jacob Zuma.

Soweto residents protest over electricity

2014-06-17 13:00

About 100 residents in Mofolo, Soweto, are protesting over electricity, Gauteng police have said. Protesters are throwing rocks at passing vehicles and burning tyres.

People without power must contact municipality - Eskom

2014-06-15 16:45

People who experience power supply problems should contact their municipalities, Eskom says, as its own supplies are fine.

Joburg faces power cuts

2014-06-12 19:23

Eskom has asked City Power to cut back at least 300MW of electricity or face deliberate power cuts, Johannesburg's power supplier says.

Electricity system on the brink of collapse

2014-06-12 15:43
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Eskom says the electricity system is under severe constraint and that any extra load or fault is likely to result in load shedding.

Eskom: No load-shedding for now

2014-06-12 08:45

Eskom says there are no plans for power cuts at the moment, but has not ruled out the possibility of further load-shedding.

Electricity grid under severe pressure

2014-06-11 17:36

Eskom has warned that the national power grid is severely constrained due to high demand and outages of some electricity generating units.

Power back in Johannesburg south late Friday

2014-06-06 12:22

Electricity in areas south of Johannesburg is expected to be restored by the end of Friday, except for Lenasia, City Power says.

Medupi up and running in 2015 - Eskom

2014-06-05 16:28

Unit six at the Medupi power station is expected to be the first unit to go live in a couple of months time, says acting Eskom CEO Collins Matjila.

US in $1bn push for off-grid Africa power

2014-06-04 20:09

US companies have promised $1bn for off-grid power projects in Africa, in a push to ease the continent's chronic electricity shortages.

Zambia to hike electricity prices

2014-06-02 14:00

Zambia will increase the cost of electricity by as much as 25%, a move that is likely to fuel inflation.

Winter chill hits Eskom evening peaks

2014-05-26 15:19

Eskom says its second Koeberg unit is back in commission but that the system is expected to remain tight over evening peaks for the next few days.

 

Power restored in parts of Johannesburg

2014-07-11 22:25

Power has been restored in parts of Johannesburg that experienced a power outage at about 16:00, City Power says.

Power failure in parts of Pretoria

2014-07-10 13:09

A power failure in Eersterust, Pretoria, is due to four faulty feeder cables, the City of Tshwane says.

Electricity restored to parts of Soweto

2014-07-08 08:28

Electricity has been restored in several areas in Soweto following a power outage, Eskom says.

Kempton Park power restored after blast

2014-07-07 10:15

Electricity supply has been restored in Kempton Park following an explosion at a power station, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Power outage caused by cable fault

2014-07-05 17:55

An explosion at a power station in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, has possibly been caused by cable faults, Ekurhuleni metro municipality says.

Power cuts hit parts of Greece

2014-07-04 11:38

Parts of Greece have been hit by power cuts after electricity workers began one of a series of 48-hour strikes.

Pretoria blackouts work of saboteurs - mayor

2014-07-02 19:27

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says electricity blackouts in Centurion, south of Pretoria, have been caused by saboteurs.

Vandals cause Centurion power failure

2014-06-29 20:15

Large parts of Centurion are without electricitydue to the Brakfontein substation being vandalised, the City of Tshwane says.

Eskom warns of tight electricity system

2014-06-26 16:46

Eskom has urged all customers to save at least 10% of their electricity usage because the system will be heavily constrained.

Ghana to raise installed electric capacity

2014-06-19 13:50

Ghana is confident it can raise installed electricity generation capacity to 5 000 MW by 2016 from 2 845 MW..

Eskom declares a power emergency

2014-06-18 16:54

Eskom has declared an emergency as the power system remains severely constrained.

Time to fast-track Medupi

2014-06-18 06:00

As Eskom battles to keep the lights on, progress at the Medupi power station must accelerated, says President Jacob Zuma.

Soweto protests over power cuts - MEC

2014-06-17 20:16

Gauteng Housing MEC Jacob Mamabolo says protests in Mofolo, Soweto, are a reaction to power cuts.

Mchunu takes stand against cable thefts

2014-06-16 11:13

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu is set to launch a campaign against illegal power connections and cable thefts that have led to numerous deaths, a report says.

Eskom assures power grid stable

2014-06-15 11:54

The power grid is stable, with ample generation capacity for the long weekend, says Eskom.

Load shedding kicking in now - Eskom

2014-06-12 17:56
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There will be deliberate power cuts throughout the country, says Eskom, who earlier declared an emergency.

Eskom declares electricity emergency

2014-06-12 14:40

Eskom has warned that there is a high risk of load shedding, a report says.

First Eskom load shedding this winter

2014-06-11 22:35
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Deliberate power cuts - the first of this winter - have taken place countrywide, electricity giant Eskom says.

Price cut pressure mounts on UK energy firms

2014-06-10 14:45

Britain's big energy suppliers are coming under mounting pressure from consumer groups and politicians to cut household power and gas bills.

Electricity supply a grave concern - DA

2014-06-05 21:15

Increased accountability and immediate action is necessary for Eskom to provide electricity in an efficient and sustainable manner, says the Democratic Alliance.

Vital to help Eskom keep lights on – minister

2014-06-05 10:33

Eskom continues to face challenges in the absence of significant additional capacity being brought on line, warns Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Eskom execs forgo bonuses

2014-06-04 11:50
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Power utility Eskom says its senior executives will not take their annual bonuses for the current 2013/14 financial year to address a R225bn revenue shortfall.

Eskom defends boss over Cosatu claims

2014-05-31 05:00

Allegations of maladministration against Eskom acting CEO Collin Matjila about the sale of Cosatu house have no bearing on his new job, says the parastatal.

Power outages in Johannesburg

2014-05-23 20:20

The loss of power supply at the Panorama substation has caused power outages in the north and west of Johannesburg.

 
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