Eskom coal supply woes may be worse than before 2008 load shedding, reports show

2018-04-16 14:52

Fresh coal supply reports suggest that the power utility's current coal supply problems are as serious, if not worse, than shortly before the load shedding of 2008, writes Chris Yelland.

Eskom has cunning plan to avoid future load shedding

2017-08-11 17:33

Instead of decommissioning some of Eskom’s aging coal power plants, the power utility wants to keep some of them in “extended cold reserve”.

Public must apply to see Dentons report - Eskom chair

2017-02-07 12:30

Eskom chairperson Baldwin Ngubane says the investigation by Dentons into the state of the business is not useless.

Herbst: Eskom – a snouting chronology. The key players.

2016-09-06 09:10

Retired journalist Ed Herbst pulls together the threads that make up what he calls Eskom’s snouting timeline.

Emerging from the darkness: One year of no load shedding

2016-08-09 07:00

Remember those dark days when load shedding was the norm? Well, it is a year since large parts of SA was plunged into darkness.

Eskom debunks 'negative narrative by some energy experts'

2016-06-29 21:05

There should be no denying that Eskom's performance has improved over the last 10 months, says Eskom group executive for generation, Matshela Koko.

Power station fault and cable theft cause outages in Joburg

2016-06-20 08:57

A fault at a power station and cable theft have resulted in power outages in two areas in and around Johannesburg, says Eskom.

Eskom responds: Medupi Unit 6, maintenance helped keep lights on, not just IPPs

2016-05-19 12:33

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe responds to an article on how falling electricity production is being offset by the growing number of independent power producers.

Van Vuuren: Loadshedding free as demand slumps. Not Eskom’s turnaround strategy.

2016-05-09 19:36

Electricity output is languishing at levels last seen in the greatest economic recession in living memory in 2008 because we are headed for a recession, says an expert.

Load shedding threat avoided - Eskom

2016-04-12 19:30

Despite multiple trips of units at three power stations stress-testing the power system, Eskom says it has managed to avoid load shedding.


Molefe earned his R30m pension payout, inquiry told

2017-12-05 14:58

Eskom executive support manager Anton Minnaar has told Parliament that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe earned his R30m pension payout, as he helped defeat load shedding.

Eskom takes DA to court over defamatory remarks

2017-03-08 19:30

Eskom has filed court papers against the DA over "defamatory" remarks against the power utility and its acting CEO Matshela Koko.

Eskom lifts lid on Dentons report

2017-02-07 10:46

Eskom has disclosed the findings of global law firm Dentons' investigation into load shedding, which have been kept under wraps for two years.

Load shedding is history, says Eskom as another Ingula unit goes live

2016-08-31 10:36

The third unit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has been brought into commercial operation, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has announced.

No load shedding for the foreseeable future - Eskom

2016-07-19 19:00

There will be no load shedding for the remainder of winter and possibly until March 2017, says Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe.

Mooi River in the dark

2016-06-27 11:59

As winter tightens its grip on the little Midlands town of Mooi River, residents there are being subjected to load shedding on a daily basis.

Illegal connections trip Eskom supply to parts of JHB

2016-06-17 09:40

Illegal connections overloaded the electricity grid causing power outages across parts of Johannesburg this week, says Eskom.

Molefe: No load shedding this winter

2016-05-12 13:41

There will be no load shedding this winter and next summer and Eskom does not anticipate load shedding for the 2016/2017 financial year, according to CEO Brian Molefe.

Zuma: We will never have load shedding again

2016-05-06 13:34

Load shedding is now a thing of the past, President Jacob Zuma has told staff at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

Eskom winning battle against defaulting customers

2016-04-11 07:58

Eskom is ramping up efforts to improve its finances, with new agreements with defaulting municipalities and improved revenue collection from prepaid meters in Soweto.

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