The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Once lockdown starts it does expect its maintenance programme to be affected.
An internal memo reveals that the utility will have a shortage of 8 891.4 MW to meet Thursday's peak afternoon demand.
Safety is not affected – but the national grid is.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is open to the idea of selling some of Eskom’s power stations to private companies to run.
In this interview, Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence explores wide-ranging issues with Minister Gwede Mantashe, including the War Room, emergency procurements, IRP 2019 and the need for new generation capacity.
Food and expensive computers are also at risk.
Karpowership specialises in getting power stations on ships to places that need them fast – and says it could generate power for half of what Eskom is paying at its peaking plants.
As Eskom struggles financially, independent power producers should be allowed to step up and fill the electricity-generation gap.
Eskom continues to battle with unplanned outages. It newest power station can help.
Eskom is considering deploying electric vehicles as part of its fleet.
Loadshedding was predominantly to blame for South Africa’s 1.4% GDP decline at the end of 2019.
In 2016, a drone crashed into the Koeberg Power Station site.
Eskom Holdings warned that its maintenance plan must be supported by the government or South Africa can expect regular blackouts from power cuts of 8 000 megawatts by mid-2021, a move that would cripple the economy.
The Eskom crisis has acted as a catalyst for change, and there at last seems to be alignment between the president and Eskom leadership, says Adam Craker.
86 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy have been added to Eskom’s grid via Scatec Solar’s Sirius solar park outside Upington.
The South African Revenue Service has attached the assets of state capture-linked firm Trillian and its sole director, Eric Wood.
Dutch electricity prices declined by almost 10% since 2008 while it increased by roughly 300% in South Africa.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough task ahead of him, says Mlondi Mdluli.
South Africa’s economy won’t accelerate soon, even as government relaxes energy regulations.
Eskom has brought back into the fold a former senior project manager at the company, who left to work at the Redondo Peninsula Energy company in the Philippines in 2017, to manage the Kusile construction project.
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