It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The former Eskom acting chief executive says he will stop load shedding in Zimbabwe in the next 12 months, even though his solar company's planned plant is only capable of producing a projected 100 MW against Zim's 900 MW shortfall.
Some Soweto residents are feeling the brunt of Eskom's threat of not servicing infrastructure in areas where residents don't pay for their electricity.
This vegetable is helping to supply electricity!
Unions in wage talks with the power utility have have asked that Eskom negotiators be allowed to conclude deals without having to run all proposals past the utility's board.
China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution.
Environmental organisations are adamant that new power stations are not in line with emission rules.
South Africa would get a much better return on its energy investments if it planned a smarter and more flexible electricity grid. Watch.
President Jacob Zuma yesterday brushed off speculation of a pending Cabinet reshuffle, saying it was the “business” of government and there were no time limits.
CAMERAS will be installed at the electricity sub-stations in Pietermaritzburg to prevent scrap metal thieves from further vandalising the installations.
ESKOM plans to build the biggest power substation southeast of Pietermaritzburg in KZN that will augment power supplies to the city and the province.
Soweto has been ranked as one of the top defaulters in the country, where residents owe Eskom more than R17bn.
The Emfuleni Local Municipality has confirmed that an explosion occurred at the Town Main Substation situated in Curie Boulevard in Vanderbijlpar. Watch.
Eskom's debt burden is now much bigger than South Africa's entire budget for healthcare and education.
Debt and corruption scandals at Eskom make the power utility the biggest risk to the SA economy, says the Goldman Sachs Group.
Electricity supply to the Eastern Cape education department in Port Elizabeth has been cut because of outstanding bills.
Some Northdale residents are counting their losses after being left in the lurch without electricity for four days last week.
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THE eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) are moving in the same direction as Pietermaritzburg in a bid to explore alternatives to load shedding.
ELECTRICITY theft has now become just “an excuse”, residents who say they are tired of excuses believe.
A French pilot has flown across the English Channel in an electric-powered plane, a journey considered an important symbolic step toward making electric flight viable in the long term.
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