More power cuts as Eskom fixes generators

2014-12-08 09:07

Eskom says stage one load shedding will last for most of the day, but matters should improve as soon as three out of service generators are back on line.

SA must brace for rough energy ride - minister

2014-11-28 09:08

When it comes to power supply, the next two years are going to be tough, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Eskom supply 'on the edge'

2014-06-05 12:06

Eskom's supply capacity is currently on the edge and even if the demand increases just a little bit, it might have to start with controlled load shedding.

SA must 'pull together to save power'

2013-05-02 12:56

Cabinet has called for a national effort to reduce electricity use during this winter.

Nigeria privatises state power supplier

2013-04-23 09:11

Nigeria's president has signed deals handing over state electricity assets to 15 firms, a milestone in a privatisation process meant to end decades of blackouts.

Gigaba warns of tough winter

2013-03-24 10:16

South Africans should brace for what could be the most difficult winter as electricity supply remained constrained, Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Eskom readies for severe weather woes

2012-08-07 16:28

As South Africa reels under a cold snap, power utility Eskom is working hard to protect electricity supplies from disruption.

Gigaba: Heed the call to save energy

2012-07-30 11:09

The government is committed to keeping the lights on even though power generation is under pressure, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Eskom: Warmer weather reduces demand

2012-07-24 12:01

Warmer weather this coming week will keep peak electricity demand down, Eskom says.

Price hikes boost Eskom's bottom line

2012-06-14 13:12

Power utility Eskom has reported a nearly 60% rise in full-year profit thanks to higher tariffs, and says it will meet power demand during the winter.

Eskom power stations on track

2012-06-01 12:45

There will be less pressure on power supply once the first unit of the Medupi power station starts working in December 2013, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Eskom worried about immediate supply

2012-05-22 12:20

Power utility Eskom is concerned about meeting peak power demand as winter sets in although the situation should improve by mid-June, says CEO Brian Dames.

Medupi to generate power in 2013

2012-03-23 13:04

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says Eskom's new Medupi power plant will begin feeding electricity into the grid next year.

Shut furnaces help Eskom ease shortages

2012-02-17 10:11

The closure of five furnaces by Xstrata and Merafe until May will allow Eskom to use that power capacity to ease tight supply.

Eskom makes progress on maintenance

2012-02-03 11:55

Power utility Eskom says while its maintenance is on track, power supply still remains tight.

Eskom reports 600 MW electricity shortage

2011-11-27 16:45

Errant workers who knocked an Eskom power station unit caused the loss of 600 MW of critical generation capacity out of the generation system.

Save electricity to avoid outages

2011-05-26 15:32

Metros and Eskom say that keeping a close eye on electricity consumption could stave off reintroduction of scheduled load-shedding.


Eskom better placed after weekend blackouts

2014-12-02 10:27

Eskom says it was able to repair three out-of-service units and build up its diesel and water reserves after weekend load shedding.

Plans for new power station 'need rethink'

2013-09-27 10:18

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says government will have to look again at a proposed third mega coal-fired power station, according to a report.

Nigeria steps ups power privatisation

2013-04-24 14:30

Nigeria's President has accepted deposits by bidders for 15 state electricity assets, a milestone in a privatisation process meant to end decades of power blackouts.

Eskom to prevent blackouts at 'all costs'

2013-04-22 09:12

Power utility Eskom says the risk of outages in the country is greater as winter approaches.

Eskom: Power supply extremely tight

2013-02-21 13:31

Power utility Eskom says one of two units at its Koeberg nuclear plant is down after an electrical fault, putting strain on power supply.

Coal strike worries Gigaba, Eskom

2012-10-12 16:54

If the coal strikes continue it will have a severe impact on the security of coal supply and commodity prices, Gigaba has said at Eskom's electricity briefing.

Illegal connections choke Eskom

2012-07-30 14:31

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says illegal connections to the power grid, which are rampant in the townships, are one of the reasons for the overload on the network.

Eskom: Switch off unnecessary items

2012-07-30 09:33

Power utility Eskom has urged all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, as power generation remains under pressure.

Eskom 'committed to growth, development'

2012-07-05 10:55

Power utility Eskom is committed to providing enough electricity to sustain South Africa's economic growth and development goals, an official says.

UK firm to help power southern Africa

2012-06-06 14:47

Brtiain's Aggreko and its local joint-venture partner Shanduka Group will supply gas-fired power to Mozambique and SA to plug electricity shortages in the region.

Transnet to move more coal to power plants

2012-05-29 11:01

Transnet expects coal transported along its lines to triple to 30 million tonnes within seven years to meet demand at coal-fired power stations.

Durban in plans to harness sea power

2012-05-02 08:54

Plans are under way for Durban to be the first South African city to generate electricity from the sea, according to a report.

Eskom: Power supply still tight

2012-02-16 17:55

Eskom is making progress with its planned maintenance programme but the supply system remains tight, says the power utility.

Power systems on the mend - Eskom

2012-01-12 10:48

Eskom says SA's electricity system has improved its performance since Monday, in the first of a regular series of weekly updates.

Eskom upgrades to cost R400bn

2011-11-23 12:43

Power utility Eskom is likely to run up R400bn in debt over the next three years to keep the lights on, says CEO Brian Dames.

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