Russia's Rosatom bids for nuclear in SA

2017-01-24 15:46

Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has submitted a bid for a nuclear power project in South Africa, TASS news agency has cited the company's general director as saying.

David Nicholls sheds light on Eskom’s nuclear ambitions

2017-01-19 11:15

In an exclusive interview, Chris Yelland posed ten questions to Eskom’s chief nuclear officer to explore issues surrounding Eskom’s proposed new nuclear procurement programme.

Court can force Eskom to sign wind, solar plans – IPP legal advice

2017-01-18 12:08

Renewable energy IPPs whose new build plans have been held up by Eskom can take the power utility to court, according to legal opinion by Webber Wentzel.

Municipalities default on Eskom bills despite intervention

2017-01-17 10:42

Despite a number of government interventions in 2016, municipalities owing money to Eskom have still defaulted on electricity bills.

5 reasons why Eskom is wrong about renewables costs – CSIR

2017-01-12 13:19

The CSIR has refuted Eskom’s cost calculations regarding renewable energy, after the utility said surplus power caused a net loss of R9bn to the economy.

It 'pains' Eskom to cut electricity – Koko

2017-01-05 11:30

It is not Eskom’s intention to cut off power to individuals and it hurts him and pains the power utility to turn off electricity supply, says acting CEO Matshela Koko.

Eskom CEO on why business can now invest in SA

2016-12-27 12:44

The first unit of Kusile has been connected to the national grid for the first time and Eskom’s interim group CEO is inviting business to invest in SA now.

Renewable energy becoming an economic no-brainer

2016-12-09 19:38

The relentless drop in prices of renewables puts large-scale power plants, unable to compete with lower prices, at real risk of becoming stranded assets, warn analysts.

Department of Energy not credible – Outa

2016-12-08 05:31

Outa calls for more transparency with the draft Integrated Resources Plan, noting that the rushed public participation process is bordering on becoming illegal.

Energy minister’s advisers reveal why nuclear should be dumped

2016-12-07 14:53

A report on SA's future energy plan explains that by removing policy adjustments and keeping the plan at a least cost level, the need for nuclear energy falls away.


Renewables have no financial benefits for Eskom - Koko

2017-01-24 15:35

Using renewables means the power utility will use less coal and diesel, but will not have financial benefits says Eskom acting CEO, Matshela Koko.

DoE appears to be sneaking key energy policy past public – Outa

2017-01-19 07:41

The Department of Energy appears to be sneaking its New Energy Efficiency Strategy past the public, advocacy group Outa has said, calling for an extension on the process.

Ramaphosa boasts about SA's 'world class' IPP project in Davos

2017-01-17 18:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that to bridge the energy gap in Africa, governments should partner with the private sector.

Eskom: We did not usurp nuclear build from Energy Dept

2017-01-13 11:35

State-owned power utility Eskom says it did not “usurp” the nuclear new build procurement programme from the Department of Energy in 2016.

Wind/solar sectors mull Eskom court bid while new energy plan delayed

2017-01-10 12:45

The Department of Energy has delayed new energy plans, while the renewable sector is considering going to court to force Eskom’s hand amid its new build woes.

For cheapest power on earth, look skyward as coal falls to solar

2017-01-03 06:30

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

Labour Court confirms Eskom wage position

2016-12-26 13:25

The Labour Court has confirmed Eskom’s 2013/14 final offer by upholding the arbitrator’s award to Eskom and dismissing the unions’ application for review.

Cabinet reappoints Necsa CEO after nuclear boss wins court battle

2016-12-09 14:30

Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane has been given a new three-year contract after Cabinet approved his reappointment this week, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear - CSIR

2016-12-07 17:44

A re-optimised energy mix scenario, with 72% of renewables, could cost R90bn less than either of the IRP 2016’s base case and carbon scenarios.

Zimbabwe wants upfront payments for Eskom power

2016-12-05 09:19

Zimbabwe’s state electricity distribution company has asked industrial customers to pay in advance in foreign currency for power imported from SA and Mozambique.

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