ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY BLACKOUTS

Emergency services battling fire at Pretoria substation

2019-12-10 08:21

The situation has been complicated by the fact that there was oil leaking from the substation itself.

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Eskom has still not communicated when Kusile and Medupi will be online - expert

One of the reasons cited for Nersa's refusal of Eskom's proposed 25% tariff hike was the unclear timeline for the completion of Kusile and Medupi. Watch.

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Washing with no electricity or water made me feel like a hunchback

2015-06-25 10:22

We all know how bad it is to have no power. Now imagine having no power or water and a weeks worth of washing to do.

Eskom: Customers helped end load shedding

2015-02-03 12:24

There may be a lesson in the aborted load shedding, as Eskom's spokesperson praised consumers for heeding the call to reduce their electricity consumption.

Joburg gearing up to cope with future power cuts

2015-01-02 16:20

City Power is working on new technologies to mitigate the effects of power cuts, including installing smart meters, which would enable efficient management.

Venezuela blacked out by huge power cut

2013-12-03 12:28

Caracas and other Venezuela cities were plunged into darkness as a power cut hit just as the president was speaking on TV and radio, days from local elections.

 

Eskom shops for more coal – export prices soar

2018-05-24 10:33

The power utility’s renewed commitment to the cost-plus coal investment model has improved the prospects for the likes of Seriti Resources, which hopes to supply Eskom, and Anglo American.

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Eskom can re-open tariff hike talks with Nersa - expert

Although the National Energy Regulator has rejected Eskom's proposed 25% price hike, the door is still open for talks on price increases. Watch.

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Electricity crisis – now is the time for SMEs to innovate

2015-03-13 16:44

The energy shortage is an opportunity to grow revenue, take advantage of new income generation avenues, diversify an existing business or even start a new one, says Karl Kumbier.

DA concerned about electricity supply

2015-01-04 16:25

The DA says it is concerned with a lack of clarity about the current state of the country's power supply.

Egypt facing electricity crunch

2014-04-13 12:00

Egypt's minister of electricity and renewable energy says the government will not be able to prevent power cuts this summer.

SA 'a good place to be'

2009-06-02 08:30

Clem Sunter feels SA is not a bad place to see out the global economic "Hard Times" if it looks like engulfing the world.

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