Eskom: Power grid is stabilising

2020-01-15 20:41

No load shedding is expected for the rest of the week, despite scheduled maintenance of two major generating units on Thursday, Eskom said.

Big power users tell Ramaphosa they want to generate their own electricity

2020-01-14 18:50

Business wants SA’s energy plan to be within direct control of the Presidency.

Power failure at Cape Town station temporarily halts train operations

2020-01-14 10:29

A power failure at the Cape Town station temporarily halted some train operations, Metrorail says.

Power cuts dim business activity in December

2020-01-06 13:23

South African business activity fell to the lowest level in 14 months in December due to the deepest power cuts yet.

Load shedding now looks inevitable next week, with Eskom’s breakdowns worse than in early December

2020-01-03 13:34

Breakdowns in the Eskom fleet stood at 14,096 MW on Friday, slightly less than the 14,200 MW in breakdowns on December 9 – when Eskom implemented load shedding stage 4.

Medupi’s trouble just cost Japanese construction company Hitachi another R15 billion – but the money won’t be going to Eskom

2019-12-19 21:29

Hitachi previously paid R276 million – to the USA – because of the ANC relationship that supposedly helped it land the deal in the first place.

No, Zim has not been connecting electricity illegally for years - Eskom

2019-12-13 13:02

Zimbabwe has not been connecting electricity illegally "for years" at Eskom's expense, the power utility says, dismissing the claims as fake news.

Residential complexes can now rent solar panels and just pay for the electricity. Here’s how it works.

2019-12-12 19:36

There are financing options available for townhouse complexes that want to go solar, and don't have the body corporate cash to pay for hardware up front.

South Africans scrambled for load shedding gear this week – this is what flew off the shelves at Game

2019-12-12 12:37

Despite the increasing availability of innovative power and lighting technology, candles were among the first to go.

Zimbabwe escalates power cuts up to 24 hours as Eskom impact hits

2019-12-10 20:15

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Zesa Holdings escalated power cuts to as long as 24 hours after losing regional power imports, while local generation capacity remains critically constrained.


Resilience against Eskom’s power cuts tested

2020-01-15 14:52

Miners have coped with rolling blackouts since 2008. Will they be able to keep this up as Eskom cuts ever-more power from the grid?

As Eskom continues to grapple with unplanned outages, these graphs show why a breakdown at Medupi could cripple South Africa

2020-01-14 14:53

Expect more load shedding this week – these graphs show why it keeps happening.

Load shedding continues this week and 10 things you should know about Medupi, SA's troubled mega power station

2020-01-09 09:19

These days South Africans will be lucky if Medupi is finished by 2021.

The sky-high breakdowns at Eskom may not be all bad news - expert

2020-01-06 06:27

The utility may be using the current low-demand period to complete additional maintenance.

OPINION: How SMEs can keep the lights on when the power is out

2019-12-14 13:10

Rolling blackouts take a heavy toll on small businesses, so it's critical to try to limit damage, says Karl Westvig.

Minerals Council: Help, Eskom is downscaling the mining industry

2019-12-12 21:30

The Minerals Council of South Africa says Eskom has essentially made "an industrial policy decision" to downscale the mining industry.

Eskom now says it will take at least 8 more years to build Medupi air scrubbers – and it never wants to comply with air pollution limits

2019-12-12 14:36

Eskom says it may take until 2030 to install fluid gas desulphurisation equipment at Medupi to remove the pollutant behind acid rain.

Wet coal (five years ago) and Cahora Bassa: here are all the reasons Eskom has volunteered for load shedding since 2014

2019-12-11 18:48

Since February 2014 Eskom has offered a lot of explanations for load shedding. Here are all the major excuses.

As Eskom flounders, political and financial logjam stalls new energy supply - experts

2019-12-10 14:31

As South Africa reels from persistent electricity blackouts, questions have been raised about why the Department of Energy and Eskom have not taken steps to procure new energy sources in recent years.

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