Power Crisis

Eskom may seek 34% tariff hike

Eskom is set to seek a 34% hike in electricity tariffs, back from the 88% rise it had been considering due to the global economic slowdown, a newspaper says.


Electricity usage down in Dec

2009-02-05 14:27

Estimated consumption of electricity in December 2008 fell by 8.4% compared with December 2007 to 17 556 gigawatt-hours, Statistics SA says.


No load shedding for 9 months

2009-01-23 14:19

Eskom says the last year has been an extremely challenging one, but it managed to raise its coal stocks, which resulted in no load shedding since April 2008.

Households crank up power usage

2008-11-06 21:40

The latest electricity consumption figures explain why the government and Eskom warn that the country faces renewed load shedding.

Law may demand energy savings

2008-10-15 15:56

Eskom considers proposing legislation which will force companies to cut their electricity usage by about 10%, says a representative.

Eskom gets R2.8bn from Germans

2008-09-10 21:03

Eskom will use money borrowed from a German bank to finance a new power station in Lephalale.

Govt to guarantee Eskom debt?

2008-09-10 07:00

The government is considering providing guarantees to Eskom to enable it to borrow funds for its expansion plans.

Eskom dismisses blackout scare

2008-11-13 15:41

Power utility Eskom has dismissed reports that the country would experience long blackouts in January and February next year.

Rush to provide private power

2008-10-21 07:48

Private consortia have presented Eskom with plans for building 23 different coal-fired power stations, which could raise the country's electricity capacity by about 50%.

Eskom facing funding blues

2008-10-14 14:34

Eskom faces an enormous funding hurdle not only because of the global financial market meltdown, but also because its expansion spending has more than doubled to R343bn.

Eskom, Anglo sign power pact

2008-09-10 10:14

Anglo American and Eskom have signed an agreement to guarantee the country's power supply.

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