Dark, cold Saturday in some areas of Eldorado Park after substation catches fire

2018-10-13 18:39

Residents in some parts of Eldorado Park in Johannesburg have spent their rainy Saturday in the dark as City Power technicians try to restore power.

The petrol price is at record levels - but electric cars are still too expensive to make sense in SA

2018-10-05 06:24

South Africa is probably 10 years off from seeing electric cars on the road, and our calculations show the price difference between electricity and petrol still doesn't make up for the capital outlay.

Mall of Africa just installed the world's 10th biggest solar roof - here's what it looks like

2018-09-27 11:07

It is also the world’s largest mixed-use integrated solar power-diesel hybrid solution.

WATCH: Orange Farm residents still in the dark, 2 months after transformer explodes

Residents of Orange Farm, Johannesburg, have spent winter at the mercy of the cold after an electricity transformer exploded, leaving them without power for more than two months. Watch.

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Nuclear is still there

2018-09-02 06:01

Although the new Integrated Resource Plan is seen as a big improvement, its pricing structure, especially concerning new coal stations, is seen as implausible.

Eskom official blames 'worst industrial action in his 28 years' for load shedding

2018-08-28 14:05

The worst industrial action in 28 years directly contributed to Eskom having to implement load shedding, top executives from the power utility have said.

No additional nuclear in SA's electricity plan, government punts renewable energy

2018-08-27 10:08

Minster of Energy Jeff Radebe has gazetted the long-awaited Integrated Resources Plan and the public have 60 days to comment.

Here are the areas that could be hit by loadshedding on August 1

2018-07-31 16:28

Eskom has warned that there is a high risk of loadshedding on Wednesday due to labour action.

Free State municipalities avert Eskom power cuts with payment deals

2018-07-17 21:57

Eskom said it will not cut power at three Free State municipalities which have new payment agreements with the power utility.

Eskom to cut power to two Free State municipalities from Wednesday over non-payment

2018-07-16 17:02

Eskom says the power supply interruptions to two Free State municipalities were caused by a failure to uphold their payment agreements.


The best way to save a lot of money on electricity is probably not what you think

2018-10-05 14:14

The top advice for saving electricity is to turn down the temperature of your geyser, and install a thermal blanket around it. But new research suggests timing is everything.

Underperforming economy impacts electricity demand

2018-10-04 21:00

A "lacklustre" economic environment has meant electricity generation decreased in August, while consumption moderated from the previous month's reading, an economist has said.

The new coal power station in Limpopo will only be used by the Chinese – here’s why it’s an ‘irrational’ project

2018-09-11 18:35

The Chinese will build a massive new industrial plant near Musina.

Phasing out coal will plunge sector into crisis - study

2018-09-06 10:13

Phasing out coal will plunge the sector into crisis, and urgent intervention is needed to mitigate job losses, a new study has found.

Gordhan: Eskom should be allowed to compete in the renewable space

2018-08-29 05:45

The draft Integrated Resources Plan is a "game changer" for South Africa’s electricity landscape and Eskom should get the chance to participate, says Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.

7 takeaways from SA's energy plan - the draft IRP 2018

2018-08-27 15:16

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has gazetted the Integrated Resources Plan for public comment. Here's what you need to know.

SA’s new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

2018-08-20 12:17

South Africa's new energy plan is set to be announced.

Eskom's R20bn irregular spending does investor sentiment no favours, experts say

2018-07-23 19:19

Eskom's irregular spending of almost R20bn feeds directly into negative investor sentiment and indirectly into its need for government guarantees, says an economist.

City of Tshwane restores 90% of power to Pretoria East after substation fire

2018-07-17 12:11

The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality says it has restored power to about 90% of affected areas in Pretoria East after the Wapadrand substation fire.

Electricity restored in some parts of Pretoria East after substation fire

2018-07-16 14:36

Electricity has been restored to at least 60% of consumers in some parts of Pretoria East, following a fire at a substation, says the City of Tshwane.

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