ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

EXCLUSIVE: 6 reasons why Eskom is load shedding

2014-11-24 07:00
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These are the real reasons why Eskom is implementing rolling scheduled blackouts for the third time this year, according to an energy analyst.

Eskom worries grow amid load shedding

2014-11-23 13:01
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Eskom is concerned about its diesel reserves which could affect electricity supply in the coming week as the parastatal implements stage one of scheduled blackouts.

Ekurhuleni municipality cuts power

2014-11-21 15:53

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality has started cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

As it happened: Get ready for weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 13:58
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After the country plunged into stage 2 load shedding, the big question on everybody's mind was how it would affect their weekend, which will also have power cuts.

Eskom warns of possible load shedding

2014-11-20 17:45

Eskom has warned on that the power system is under heavy pressure as a result of technical problems.

Zim bank to issue $65m bonds for electricity

2014-11-17 18:13

A state-owned Zimbabwean bank will float two bonds worth $65m to boost electricity output and increase use of pre-paid meters, says a senior bank official.

Electricity: African firms turn to sunshine

2014-11-14 05:00

A growing number of enterprises are tapping the under-utilised source of sunshine to keep their businesses running and to meet the surging demand for electricity.

DA implores Brown to give Eskom answers

2014-11-11 11:40

The DA has now responded to an open letter by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's cautioning against "Eskom hysteria".

No mercy over unpaid electricity bills

2014-11-11 05:15

The City of Tshwane is cracking the whip over unpaid electricity accounts and warns it will cut power to customers in arrears for over 30 days.

Majuba probe could take up to six months

2014-11-07 22:44
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An investigation into the cause of the collapse of a coal storage silo at the Majuba power station could last between three to six months, says an Eskom official.

Unpaid bills at Tshwane schools a worry: MEC

2014-11-07 17:26

Electricity and water disconnections at some schools in Tshwane over unpaid bills are of great concern, says Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi's office.

Brown slams opposition for 'Eskom hysteria'

2014-11-07 08:35
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Whipping up hysteria over Eskom by opposition parties delivers a body blow to job creation and economic growth, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Eskom: Majuba recovery exceeds expectations

2014-11-06 08:50

No load shedding is expected for now but the system will remain constrained next week and consumers should use power sparingly, Eskom says.

Majuba power station bolsters production

2014-11-05 20:15

Eskom says the Majuba power station has ramped up its generating capacity, following the collapse of a silo which forced the power utility to implement load shedding.

Corruption alarm in nuclear deal

2014-11-05 13:01
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A senior official with the Russian company bidding for South Africa’s trillion rand nuclear programme has been accused in the US of accepting R18m in bribes.

DA demands clarity on Eskom crisis

2014-11-05 06:00

A constant and clear flow of information is needed from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom about the Majuba power station, says the DA.

City Power, Eskom probing Joburg outage

2014-11-04 15:57

City Power says it is working with Eskom to investigate a technical problem that left Johannesburg in the dark.

City Power, Eskom probing Joburg outage

2014-11-04 13:16

City Power says it is working with Eskom to investigate a technical problem that left Johannesburg in the dark.

Joburg outage due to technical fault

2014-11-04 06:59
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A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation near City Deep has resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg, City Power says.

Eskom implements load shedding

2014-11-02 08:40
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Eskom has implemented load shedding after announcing the country's power system will be "severely constrained" for the next week following damage to a coal storage silo at the Majuba power station.

Eskom issues nationwide power alert

2014-10-29 16:44
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Eskom has turned to consumers to help prevent the need for rotational load shedding. "The power system is severely constrained", the power utility says.

Kusile reaches critical milestone - Eskom

2014-10-28 20:36

Eskom says unit one of the Kusile power station has switched on the barring gear motor, which is a mechanism to ensure a turbine does not bend.

Cable theft leaves Lenasia in the dark

2014-10-24 17:18

Cable theft has caused a major power interruption in Lenasia, City Power says.

Medupi unit gets its boiler certificate

2014-10-17 10:34

The first Medupi unit scheduled to be synchronised to the national electricity grid has reached a milestone after receiving its boiler certification.

 

Eskom issues power emergency

2014-11-23 16:31
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Eskom has declared a power emergency and appealed to large industrial users to cut consumption by up to 10% to ease pressure on the strained national grid.

Ekurhuleni to continue power cuts

2014-11-22 16:47

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality will continue cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

Rolling blackouts this weekend - Eskom

2014-11-21 15:49
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Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend in order to build up reserves for the week ahead, Eskom says.

Eskom mum about crack in silo

2014-11-21 07:00

Eskom has declined to comment on what it called rumours of a crack in one of the remaining coal storage silos at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga.

Eskom's electricity struggle: Unpaid bills

2014-11-20 05:00
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With Eskom in financial trouble and battling to keep the lights on, it says it has an improved debt collection plan, but paying bills is widely rejected in Soweto.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.

UK power users switch to small providers

2014-11-12 19:15

Britain's small energy suppliers have signed a record number of new electricity customers in October, industry data shows.

Knowledge arms prepaid users against scams

2014-11-11 11:06

By empowering themselves with knowledge, consumers can protect themselves from prepaid electricity scammers, says a prepaid supplier.

Tshwane schools' power on again after province promises to pay

2014-11-09 22:14

Power has been restored to 38 schools in Tshwane whose electricity was cut because of unpaid bills. This follows promises by the province to pick up the tab.

US eyes China partnership on Africa power

2014-11-07 19:43

The United States is considering partnering with China on improving electricity in Africa, according to two sources.

Eskom: No rolling blackouts planned

2014-11-07 14:30

Despite a vulnerable power system, no rolling blackouts are expected over the weekend and next week, Eskom has reassured.

Electricity crunch worries govt, says Radebe

2014-11-06 15:22

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the government is concerned about the power cuts because it will impact the re-industrialisation of the economy.

Freeze Eskom executives' pay, urges DA

2014-11-06 07:05

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown must impose a moratorium on pay hikes for Eskom executives as the country faces disruptive load shedding, says the DA.

Electricity supply tight, warns Eskom

2014-11-05 14:56

The power system is tight but manageable and no rolling blackouts are expected, according to Eskom.

R68bn needed to fix infrastrucure backlog

2014-11-05 08:26

The electricity maintenance backlog is not Eskom-related and is caused by municipalities not using funds to fix infrastructure, according to a report.

Committee seeks nod for huge DRC hydro deal

2014-11-05 05:15

Parliament's energy portfolio committee wants approval for the Grand Inga treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

90% of power back in Joburg

2014-11-04 14:10

Electricity supply has been restored to 90% of the areas in Johannesburg that experienced power cuts.

Eskom hiding behind apartheid law - DA

2014-11-04 11:50

The DA has accused Eskom of hiding behind apartheid laws by citing the Majuba power station as a national key point for detaining a journalist who took pictures.

Technical fault causes power outage in Joburg

2014-11-03 21:02

A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg, City Power says.

Power cuts in Joburg, Ekurhuleni, Cape Town

2014-11-02 12:23
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Residents of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Cape Town are contending with power cuts as Eskom implements load shedding due to a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station.

Electricity system under strain - Eskom

2014-10-30 18:01

Eskom has issued an alert, warning that the power system in under severe pressure as a result of technical faults.

UK electric grid may shut factories

2014-10-29 12:55

Britain's electricity grid has emergency plans to pay factories to shut down during peak hours if it comes under strain this winter.

Eskom denies tender documents claim

2014-10-27 19:38

Eskom has rejected claims that it did not hand over documents to losing bidder Westinghouse for a tender to replace generators at the Koeberg.

Govt making progress on nuclear vendors

2014-10-19 12:03

The government is making progress in its engagements with various prospective vendors to build nuclear power stations in SA, says the department of energy.

Eskom powers Botswana amid breakdown

2014-10-16 07:00

Botswana's only power station has broken down, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from Eskom.

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