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.

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.

Eskom faces closure threat at biggest working power plant

2020-02-25 14:40

The utility was served with a compliance notice by South Africa's environment ministry because of its high levels of air pollution in December.

Miners welcome SA's plans to open up power generation

2020-02-16 14:05

South Africa's announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom's monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa's most industrialised economy.

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 halts power cuts to Northern Cape municipality pending outcome of court case

2020-01-20 10:27

This is not the first time the debt-laden utility has threatened to cut power to non-paying municipalities, as it seeks to recoup funds to improve its precarious financial position.

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.

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.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-12-09 09:30

It is likely that load shedding will be implemented for the rest of this week. Experts have warned that South Africa will struggle with electricity provision for many more years given a myriad of problems at the utility, including shoddy maintenance.

This is why we love Amanda Black’s new Album, POWER

2019-10-25 15:42

Amanda Black has dropped her much-anticipated album, POWER and we're loving it!

 

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.

Mboweni: Private pensions should also be considered in plan to help cut Eskom's debt

2020-02-27 14:18

'If we go the pension route - it must be all of us.'

SA permission for Saudi coal-fired plant expires, lawyers say

2020-02-19 09:56

ACWA Power has been informed by the government that its environmental authorisation to build a 306 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the country has expired, according to lawyers opposing the project.

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.

Here’s how much it will cost to take larger businesses off the grid – if government scraps the ‘red tape’ now limiting self-help electricity

2020-01-27 11:52

Companies would be looking to fork out upwards of R25 million for a 3 megawatt plant – but that's before battery storage.

These are the biggest green energy projects in SA - all wind farms

2020-01-13 06:43

These wind farms have changed SA's landscape.

No load shedding planned over New Year's festivities

2019-12-31 10:48

The power utility says the system 'continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable'.

Some light at the end of the load shedding tunnel: new independent power plants could be connected to the grid by February. Here’s what is coming online and when.

2019-12-10 06:53

27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP) are on the verge of completion – with enough power between them to avoid stage 2 load shedding.

Cutting costs and unbundling: All you need to know about Eskom's rescue plan

2019-10-29 15:33

Eskom is aiming to have completed the unbundling of its generation, transmission and distribution operations by December 2022.

Govt's 2030 vision for energy irrelevant if Eskom fails - Cosatu

2019-10-19 08:00

Labour federation Cosatu is relieved the IRP2019 has been finalised so that government and stakeholders can work on fixing the elephant in the room – Eskom.

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