Eskom: 'Electricity grid is stable'

2018-04-26 14:31

As SA heads into the winter months when electricity usage increases, the state power utility has said the grid is stable, although some power stations have low coal stockpiles.

R13.5bn municipal debt burden 'really beyond Eskom'

2018-04-18 19:52

Municipalities owe Eskom R13.5bn, a situation which requires intervention by government, South Africans and Parliament, the portfolio committee on public enterprises has heard.

Wallacedene fire victims wait months for Eskom to restore electricity

2018-04-16 07:32

Victims of a shack fire in Wallacedene, Cape Town, say they are struggling since their electricity boxes and cables went up in the blaze.

Eskom lashes out at Nersa over tariff proposal

2018-03-28 22:00

Eskom says Nersa's decision on a tariff proposal is based on a number of assumptions which will leave the parastatal worse off after difficult economic times.

Greenpeace hammers Numsa over IPP interdict

2018-03-14 12:22

Greenpeace has condemned Numsa after its court interdict preventing 27 contracts with renewable energy independent power producers from being signed.

Embattled Eskom suffers another downgrade

2018-01-26 20:00

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the long-term corporate family rating of Eskom.

New Eskom board will provide 'comfort' to markets - Phasiwe

2018-01-22 11:56

The newly appointed Eskom board will provide the reassurance markets are seeking around issues of corporate governance at the power utility, says spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

JSE may suspend Eskom bonds over late financials

2018-01-15 10:58

The JSE has issued a warning to holders of Eskom debt securities, saying it will suspend the listing if the power utility fails to submit its interim report by January 31.

Can Eskom avoid a financial death spiral?

2018-01-08 16:19

The longer it takes to move towards a sustainable electricity industry, the more money will be wasted and the higher the risk of an Eskom default taking the whole economy down with it, says Piet van Staden.

2017 WRAP: Tears, tirades in Parliament in Eskom’s annus horribilis

2017-12-28 10:12

Plunder, leadership crises, liquidity woes and Gupta-related scandals all plagued South Africa’s electricity provider in its most dismal year ever.


Cape Town is changing the way it charges for power because its residents are using too little electricity. Here’s what it will mean for power bills.

2018-04-20 08:57

From July Cape Town wants to impose a new way to bill for electricity. But though the changes look complex, our math suggests the actual impact is just about zero.

New Eskom hikes could push farmers off national grid - farm body

2018-04-17 05:15

Wine farmers have already turned to solar power to meet their energy needs as Eskom prices soar and the trend may spread to the rest of the industry, warns Agri Western Cape.

Black energy body laments 'exclusion' from renewable sector

2018-04-13 19:53

Black businesses in the energy sector have bemoaned what they call “unacceptably inadequate” participation in the industry, calling for a meaningful share in renewable power generation.

SEE: City of Cape Town's planned hikes for water, sanitation, electricity and rates

2018-03-28 15:31

The City of Cape Town is proposing a 26.9% increase in both water and sanitation tariffs, 8.1% for electricity, 7.2% for rates and 5.7% for refuse tariffs.

Fifty actions that could fix Eskom and industry mess

2018-02-09 11:53

When the dust settles and reality sinks in, what could and should Eskom and government do to regain the confidence of the financial community? Energy expert Chris Yelland lists 50 ways to do this.

Ramaphosa: SA has no money for nuclear power

2018-01-26 09:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told reporters in Davos that South Africa has excess power and no money to go for a major nuclear plant building.

Eskom commits to publishing interim results by January 31

2018-01-15 14:19

The power utility says it will release its interim financial results by the JSE's deadline of January 31, after the stock exchange earlier warned it may delist its bonds.

Electricity costs could be sliced by 90% - energy expert

2018-01-14 15:14

Energy expert Ted Blom believes distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household.

Roborace: World’s first driverless electric race!

2018-01-02 11:05

Roborace, the world’s first driverless electric racing competition, is set to take place at the Autosport International 2018. Check out this 'robocar'!

Eskom postpones interim results after tariff knock

2017-12-21 15:03

Eskom has postponed its interim results announcement until early next year in order to study the effect its granted tariff hike will have on its finances.

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