ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

What a revolution in SA’s electricity landscape can do for the economy

2019-05-20 13:36

Load shedding costs the economy billions every year. Regulatory red tape is holding back a potential boom in the market for privately generated renewable energy, which has the potential to not only solve local power shortages, but also to attract substantial investments and create thousands of jobs.

Government wants townships to use more electricity - and may give them one free unit for every unit bought

2019-05-17 13:46

Wood, coal and paraffin burning causes massive pollution in South Africa's townships. It is hoped that households can be encouraged to use electricity instead.

Zim looks to SA's Eskom to help stave off load shedding

2019-05-12 15:02

Zimbabwe will turn to electricity imports from South Africa and Mozambique to ensure that the country does not resort to load shedding following a significant reduction of power generation from its anchor power station Kariba Dam.

Ramaphosa promises no job losses at Eskom

2019-05-03 10:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the government won’t cut jobs at state power utility, Eskom, as it divides the company into three separate businesses.

'Kusile should be cancelled' – Greenpeace report

2019-04-26 06:30

Greenpeace believes there should be no further investment in coal-fired power stations and that it 'makes no sense' for Eskom to complete the Kusile Power Station project.

Eskom a 'black hole' - DA on bailout billions

2019-04-21 14:17

The DA has slammed Eskom as an unviable "black hole", while other reports claim the entity has an ambitious rescue plan.

Ramaphosa: We're hard at work keeping the lights on

2019-04-10 11:35

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is making headway in terms of getting to the root of Eskom's troubles.

'You must be a walking encyclopaedia' - what's all in a day's work for Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe

2019-04-05 13:44

Outgoing Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe tells Fin24 what a day in his life looks like as the voice of SA's most important state-owned entity - and offers some words of wisdom for his successor.

Eskom cannot operate with the current tariff level - energy expert

2019-04-04 16:13

Even an efficient, well-run electricity utility would not be able to operate on Eskom’s tariff levels, according to an international energy expert.

Ferial Haffajee: Gordhan and Mogoro take the Eskom frog out of boiling water

2019-04-04 12:31

Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan's media briefing on Wednesday on the state of SA's electricity supply was a refreshing exercise in accountability, writes Ferial Haffajee.

 

SA could be renewables forerunner - expert

2019-05-18 10:29

There's no reason why SA shouldn't be among the forerunners in creative renewable energy solutions, according to the chief digital officer at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Energy regulator says Mashaba statement on tariffs 'misleading'

2019-05-15 17:15

Nersa has criticised Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for what it said was a "misleading and mischievous" statement about tariff hikes.

OPEN LETTER: How to fix the boiler and mill problems at Medupi and Kusile

2019-05-12 13:31

A former Eskom engineer highlights three boiler problems at Medupi and Kusile power stations and provides possible corrective actions and a way forward.

Most South Africans want investment in renewables, not coal – survey

2019-04-25 05:00

Most South Africans want foreign investment in electricity generation to focus on renewable energy and not on coal, according to an international survey released on Wednesday.

Eskom's mega projects showed us mega red flags - here's what we can learn from them

2019-04-16 06:01

The rising costs of Kusile and Medupi stand at hundreds of billions despite several red flags along the way. Here's what we can learn from the mega mistakes of Eskom's mega projects, says Makhopa Tshehla.

Eskom: Colder weather signals load shedding risk this week

2019-04-08 16:14

Eskom has warned the electricity system is tight this week and is encouraging consumers to use less.

BUSA to lend government a helping hand with Eskom

2019-04-04 18:51

Business Unity South Africa has promised to support President Cyril Ramaphosa in efforts to stabilise electricity supply in the country and secure Eskom's sustainability, the Presidency has said.

'The whole country is counting on us': What Eskom boss told staff when stage 4 hit

2019-04-04 14:40

As the country faced a severely constrained electricity grid last month, Eskom COO wrote staff a memo, appealing to them to change course urgently in a bid to "save our organisation".

Eskom's Medupi and Kusile to cost R36bn to complete, will not be halted - Mabuza

2019-04-04 09:28

Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza says construction on power plants Medupi and Kusile will go ahead as the cost of halting the projects will not benefit the economy.

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