ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Hundreds in Jhb want green energy

2014-09-21 20:59

Scores of people in Johannesburg have joined a global demonstration to demand environmentally friendly energy.

Eskom needs maintenance, not just new plants

2014-09-18 12:04

Building new plants won't save Eskom if the power utility can't get its old power plants back in order, says a senior manager.

Eskom announcement positive, says Moody's

2014-09-16 18:38

The government's funding package for Eskom is positive but lacks details on how the power utility's financial profile could be improved, says ratings agency Moody's.

Parts of Centurion without power

2014-09-08 11:24

Parts of Centurion are without power following a power trip and possible cable theft, the City of Tshwane says.

Eskom signs Areva contract

2014-09-07 10:32

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Westinghouse abandons interdict - Eskom

2014-09-05 18:35

Eskom says Westinghouse Electric SA has abandoned its bid to stop it from going into business with Areva, but it still wants documents relating to the R4bn tender.

DA wants to see Eskom Koeberg tender

2014-09-02 16:24

The DA has demanded access to all documents relating to Eskom's awarding of a R4bn tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant.

Lower electricity demand - chamber

2014-09-02 11:26

Reducing electricity demand is the quickest and cheapest way to solve SA's power problems but the job should be given to an independent body, says a business body.

Tshwane blackouts due to cable faults

2014-08-28 18:55

Power supply has been interrupted in some suburbs west of Pretoria due to cable faults.

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Cable fault leaves Pretoria in the dark

2014-08-19 21:13

Residents of Equestria in Pretoria are without power because of cable faults.

The reason for Emalahleni's R300m Eskom debt

2014-08-19 06:00

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed low electricity tariffs, illegal connections and vandalism for Emalahleni municipality's debt to Eskom.

Electricity: Municipalities R2.7bn in arrears

2014-08-14 06:00

Municipalities owe Eskom a total of R11.4bn and R2.7bn of this is in arrears, but the power utility is threatening cut-offs over outstanding bills.

SA not prepared for total blackout - Eskom

2014-08-14 05:00
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It will take two weeks for the power system to recover if there is a total nationwide blackout and the impact will be severe, a senior Eskom official says.

Power outages in Joburg's northern suburbs

2014-08-12 10:02

A "line fault" has caused widespread power outages in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, City Power says.

Brown douses talks of privatising Eskom

2014-08-06 07:00

It would be a grave mistake to privatise Eskom, which is a critical player in the economy, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Privatise Eskom now, urges DA

2014-08-05 18:41
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The DA has thrown its weight behind Cabinet ministers who are reported to be pushing for the privatisation of Eskom.

More gloom amid bigger electricity hikes

2014-08-01 13:51

An additional increase in electricity tariffs on top of the 8% already granted to Eskom is unlikely to aid economic growth, says an expert.

Go solar and save

2014-07-31 09:23

Households may have to examine alternative forms of energy after Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices above the 8% previously granted.

More power failures in Tshwane

2014-07-30 20:50

The City of Tshwane is battling with power outages as Valhalla has once again been plunged into darkness less than a day after power has been restored.

Cape Town business feeds power into grid

2014-07-30 17:24

Private solar plant becomes the first to legally transmit electricity back into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.

Collapsed pylon not yet rebuilt - Eskom

2014-07-29 19:44

Eskom says an electricity pylon that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, may only be reconstructed by the end of the week, and power cuts will continue until then.

Silverton power failure after cable theft

2014-07-28 16:31

Power failures in Silverton and Silvertondale are due to vandalism and theft of feeder cables, the City of Tshwane says.

Police monitor Thembelihle after violent protest

2014-07-25 08:52

Police are keeping a close eye on an informal settlement near Lenasia after a violent protest over the removal of illegal electricity connections.

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.

 

Eskom: Where will help come from?

2014-09-21 17:38

Economists say the state might dispose of its key assets to ease utility Eskom’s massive R225bn cash crunch.

Power cuts biggest hurdle to investment - Egypt

2014-09-17 10:30

Power cuts clouding Egypt have become the biggest obstacle to luring back foreign investment after three years of political upheaval.

Cops fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-15 14:49

Police have fired rubber bullets and used teargas to disperse more than 1 000 people protesting over service delivery at the Grabouw municipal offices in the Western Cape.

Eskom shrugs off nuclear 'war'

2014-09-07 17:00

City Press reports that Eskom is putting up a massive show of bravado regarding an impending review of a R4bn tender.

Cape Town prepaid power to shut down

2014-09-05 21:24

Cape Town's prepaid electricity system will be temporarily off-line next week for maintenance, the city says.

Ukraine limits electricity flows to Crimea

2014-09-03 15:36

Ukraine has limited electricity supplies to consumers in Crimea and threatens to cut power altogether if quotas were breached.

Mumbai in darkness due to power outages

2014-09-02 14:36

A power outage has left large swathes of India's financial capital Mumbai without electricity, a leading utility company says, at a time when the country's energy sector is facing turmoil.

Boksburg's power being restored

2014-09-01 15:11

Power in Boksburg CBD is being restored to all areas that experienced outages over the past two days, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Eskom is in good hands - Cesa

2014-08-25 05:00

Newly-appointed Eskom boss Tshediso Matona is the right man to resuscitate the ailing state power utility, says an engineering body.

Power problems

2014-08-21 07:20

It is like an iron law: no electricity, no modern economy, says Leopold Scholtz.

Power restored to Tshwane

2014-08-19 16:39

Power has been restored to areas in and around the Highveld area in Tshwane following power outages due to attempted cable theft.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

Municipality to re-connect illegal power - report

2014-08-14 05:00
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Mossel Bay municipality has agreed to re-connect illegal electricity in Kwanonqaba after three days of protests.

Power system remains tight - Eskom

2014-08-13 14:41

The power system remains tight and will be for some time, but it is manageable, says Eskom.

Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

2014-08-06 17:20

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says is not surprised by moves within government to privatise Eskom, adding that it will fight it "to the bitter end".

World first: Fuel cells light up SA town

2014-08-06 05:00

A community in the Free State is the first in the world to be powered by fuel cell mini-grid technology, which is a cheaper alternative to grid electrification.

Blackouts expected in Soweto

2014-08-01 18:12

A number of power cuts are expected in Soweto in the coming weeks due to maintenance on Eskom infrastructure.

Man burnt at KZN substation

2014-07-31 13:26

A man has been severely burnt at an electricity substation in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Eskom welcomes decision

2014-07-30 19:45

Eskom has welcomed a decision by the National Energy Regulator to allow it to recover close to R8bn in losses and increase prices.

Power cut in Pretoria due to cable faults

2014-07-30 12:35

Power supply was interrupted in Eersterust and Murrayfield, Pretoria due to cable faults, the Tshwane municipality says.

Power disruptions in Tshwane caused by vandalism

2014-07-29 14:05

The City of Tshwane says power is expected to be restored in Silverton and Silvertondale.

Thembelihle electricity protest flares up

2014-07-25 09:11

About 100 residents in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, have re-started a protest over electricity problems.

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.

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