Eskom maintenance not affected by Covid-19 so far – expects to be impacted by lockdown

2020-03-25 11:06

Once lockdown starts it does expect its maintenance programme to be affected.

Eskom outages – at 18 000MW – now 'worst I've ever seen', one Eskom source says

2020-03-12 13:26

An internal memo reveals that the utility will have a shortage of 8 891.4 MW to meet Thursday's peak afternoon demand.

Koeberg’s seawater 'pump' problem is fixed – here’s why it’s not back online yet

2020-03-11 13:18

Safety is not affected – but the national grid is.

Ramaphosa 'most interested' in possible sale of Eskom power stations

2020-03-03 17:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is open to the idea of selling some of Eskom’s power stations to private companies to run.

INTERVIEW | Gwede Mantashe: 'One must never panic'

2020-02-25 06:03

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.

Load shedding is ruining TVs, monitors, routers - and food

2020-02-18 06:50

Food and expensive computers are also at risk.

A Turkish power-ship company has offered Eskom quick relief – and says it will be cheap

2020-02-05 09:30

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.

Clean energy should fill the Eskom void

2020-02-04 12:51

As Eskom struggles financially, independent power producers should be allowed to step up and fill the electricity-generation gap.

As load shedding returns, here's why getting Kusile fully online is crucial

2020-01-31 06:15

Eskom continues to battle with unplanned outages. It newest power station can help.

Eskom is buying electric cars - here's what we know

2020-01-28 14:08

Eskom is considering deploying electric vehicles as part of its fleet.

 

South Africans should only expect progress with electricity generation in six months, department of energy says

2020-03-15 15:06

Loadshedding was predominantly to blame for South Africa’s 1.4% GDP decline at the end of 2019.

Surprising things about Koeberg – now at the centre of load shedding – such as drone crashes

2020-03-12 12:37

In 2016, a drone crashed into the Koeberg Power Station site.

Eskom warns of 8 000 MW power cuts if maintenance delayed

2020-03-06 16:48

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.

OPINION | The light side of load shedding

2020-02-29 10:35

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.

SA’s newest solar power station is now online and powering 40 000 homes – see how it came to life

2020-02-20 16:02

86 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy have been added to Eskom’s grid via Scatec Solar’s Sirius solar park outside Upington.

SARS attaches state capture-linked Trillian's assets

2020-02-05 15:05

The South African Revenue Service has attached the assets of state capture-linked firm Trillian and its sole director, Eric Wood.

Gwede Mantashe is punting an Eskom plan that would see the government sell everything except high-voltage transmission lines

2020-02-04 15:52

Dutch electricity prices declined by almost 10% since 2008 while it increased by roughly 300% in South Africa.

OPINION: Minister Mboweni, Moody's can see the lights going out

2020-02-03 06:30

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough task ahead of him, says Mlondi Mdluli.

Politics and blackouts weigh on SA’s growth prospects

2020-01-30 11:31

South Africa’s economy won’t accelerate soon, even as government relaxes energy regulations.

Eskom brings back former manager from Philippines to head Kusile construction

2020-01-28 05:00

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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