Ramaphosa tells workers at Medupi 6 times that Eskom will not be privatised

2019-11-26 13:26

The president told workers and staff that privatising Eskom would be like selling the family silver.

Load shedding: 4 ‘quick fixes’ that can help Eskom keep the lights on

2019-10-16 14:05

Energy expert Ted Blom says Eskom has four quick wins that can save South Africa from further load shedding.

Scopa places Eskom on its priority 'watch list'

2019-08-29 16:46

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts says the construction of Eskom’s mega power station was fraught with poor planning from inception and the oversight body has taken a decision to keep a close eye on the power utility.

Scopa to visit Medupi, Kusile amid growing concerns

2019-08-23 15:23

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts will next week conduct oversight visits to Eskom's mega power stations Kusile and Medupi.

We are not out of the woods, things could change at short notice - Eskom's Etzinger

2019-03-25 13:39

Even though Eskom has stopped load shedding, there is still a risk that the electricity system could change at short notice, said acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger.

Eskom tariffs increased by 300% in last 10 years, says expert

2019-03-03 08:01

South Africa has reached a point where electricity generated from new wind and solar power plants is 200% cheaper than electricity generated by Medupi and Kusile coal powered plants.

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.

Understanding the cost of electricity from Medupi, Kusile and IPPs

2016-07-22 12:11

In order to understand and compare the cost of electricity from a power plant, one needs to look further than simply the capital, fuel or operating and maintenance costs in isolation.

Yelland raises concern as Medupi boss quits

2016-01-03 21:09

Energy analyst Chris Yelland hopes there will be a sufficiently experienced team at Eskom and the Medupi site to ensure no further delays.

Medupi will be running by 2019 - Cabinet

2015-08-28 13:33

All six units of Eskom’s Medupi power station will be completed in the first half of 2019, adding another 4 764 megawatts into the national grid, says the cabinet.


Load shedding: How series of failures, design flaws brought Medupi to its knees

2019-10-22 11:59

South Africa was forced to deal with rotational power outages last week following major problems at the massive coal-fired power station.

A BEE company that helped build Medupi and Kusile has turned a R20 million loan into R250 million – after a 5-year fight with its American partners

2019-09-09 14:28

A Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means BEE holding company Termico is due a payout of more than R250 million for its shares in DB Technologies, after years of legal action by American company SPX.

The real (and unaccounted) costs of coal power

2019-08-26 11:39

Measuring the cost of pollution is hard, as the effect is not limited to one territory or even country. However, perhaps most alarming is the hidden health costs for future generations, as evidence in recent research.

New Kusile unit powers up, 8 months ahead of schedule

2019-04-16 13:49

On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.

Plan for Medupi and Ingula stations will be known by month end, says Eskom internal memo

2019-03-21 11:00

In an internal memo circulated among Eskom employees about the generation recovery plan, Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said that the way forward for Medupi power station would be known before the end of March.

ANALYSIS: Eskom's deadly cocktail

2018-12-01 12:51

The power utility is facing a deadly cocktail of increasing coal and employment costs, stagnant revenue growth and rising debt.

Ingula boost proves Eskom’s drive to solve new build saga

2016-08-23 16:00

The commercial synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom’s push to speed up its new build programme, says Khulu Phasiwe.

Kusile, Medupi conceived in 20th century, struggling in water-scarce 21st

2016-03-18 18:36

South Africa encounters turmoil in the building of Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power plants as a 20th century project struggles in the water-scarce 21st centruy.

NEWSPAPERS: Zuma unveils new Medupi unit

President Jacob Zuma inaugurated the first unit of of the new coal-fired power plant; today's newspaper front pages focused on this story and more. WATCH.

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Eskom to pump R163bn into transmission infrastructure

2015-08-28 12:00

Eskom plans to spend R163bn on transmission infrastructure in the next 10 years, according to the utility's transmission development plan.

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