SA could hike nuclear power share - report

2015-09-02 09:48

South Africa's future energy mix could include an even higher share for nuclear power than the 9 600 MW already planned, according to a report.

Zim, Zambia economies trip on water shortage

2015-09-01 12:37

Low water levels at Kariba dam will further worsen power generating capacity in Zimbabwe and Zambia, with rising power deficits set to hobble economic activity.

SA gives urgent priority to gas to tackle energy needs

2015-09-01 07:43

The use of natural gas for electricity generation is a priority for SA so it can address power shortages and energy needs, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Exhausted? Here are 5 reasons why

2015-08-31 00:00

Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!

Stellenbosch solar project lights up

2015-08-27 21:08

Thinking small, South Africans have developed an affordable solar power prototype that stumped Google.

Fuel cell tech an answer to load shedding

2015-08-19 07:57

Many companies are of the opinion that fuel cell technology is an alternative to the major problems South Africa has been experiencing with load shedding.

Nuclear energy will do little to solve the imminent energy crisis - experts

South Africa's insistence on pursuing nuclear energy avenues to address the energy crisis will do little to help the immediate problem - this according to these experts. Watch.

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Electricity constraints to ease - Zuma

2015-08-11 20:30

Electricity constraints are expected to ease, which should have a positive effect on the country's economic growth, President Jacob Zuma says.

Theft, customer debt heavy burden on Eskom

2015-08-11 15:24

Eskom's arrear customer debt has increased across all segments over the past financial year, with approximately 38% of debt outstanding for more than 60 days.

Not all doom and gloom at Eskom - Molefe

2015-08-11 11:27

Eskom's latest financial results reflect a year that has been unusually challenging, but it was not all bad news, says acting CEO Brian Molefe.


Expose any nuclear corruption now, says minister

2015-09-02 08:38

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has called for anyone with information that shows corruption in the the nuclear energy programme to report it now.

Minister dismisses R1trn cost for nuclear plan

2015-09-01 10:46

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has dismissed reports that the nuclear build programme will cost R1trn.

Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance

2015-08-31 16:46

Koeberg's unit 2 will be shut down for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December, says Eskom.

The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Africa needs power integration - Black & Veatch

2015-08-21 19:04

African nations need to integrate their power-distribution systems to help meet the region’s increasing energy needs, says Black & Veatch CFO.

Big money in electrifying informal settlements

2015-08-18 21:15

Energy companies should start moving away from electrifying rural areas and instead start investing in electrifying informal settlements with fuel cell technology.

Very little load shedding by 2025 - survey

2015-08-13 18:00

Despite Africa facing a huge electricity demand challenge, power companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter outlook in the decade ahead.

Glencore lashes out at Eskom over coal claims

2015-08-11 17:06

The coal supplied by its Optimum coal unit is amongst the highest quality coal supplied to Eskom, says Glencore in response to Eskom allegations.

Eskom blames lower tariff hike for revenue shortfall

2015-08-11 12:44

Eskom has experienced a revenue shortfall in its latest financial year due to not getting the 16% price increase it has asked for, says the acting CFO.

Medupi timeline: Costs, delays spiralling – no completion in sight

2015-08-06 16:48

Helen Suzman Foundation's Elias Phaahla looks at the progress of Eskom's long-delayed Medupi power station.

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