ARTICLES RELATING TO POWER GENERATION

WATCH | Red tape thwarting SA’s green energy projects - analyst

2019-08-22 07:57

The L'Ormarins Wine Estate in Franschhoek has a green energy story to tell, but claims excessive red tape is stopping it from sharing its spoils. Watch.

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Watch: Here's what goes on behind closed doors when Eskom repairs its boiler tube leaks

Leaks in boilers were a major contributor to recent load shedding, as Eskom struggled to keep its power stations running at full steam. Here's what fixing tube leaks actually looks like. (Fast forward to 11:42 for the good stuff.)

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General Electric ousts CEO in surprise move, warns on 2018 earnings

2018-10-01 20:37

H. Lawrence Culp has assumed the helm of General Electric in a surprise move meant to stem a two-year decline that has humbled the once-mighty conglomerate and roiled investors.

Greenpeace blasts plans for new coal power station

2018-09-15 08:45

Greenpeace Africa has lambasted plans to invest in a new coal-fired power station, saying the project would leave SA efforts to move towards clean energy "meaningless".

Radebe: Eskom is not closing its own coal plants for IPPs

2018-07-04 16:06

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.

Molewa fights green groups

2018-02-18 09:04

Green organisations accuse Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa of using outdated information about the country’s energy needs to grant authorisation for a new coal power station.

Businessman Jabu Mabuza to chair Eskom, Koko and Singh to be removed immediately

2018-01-20 17:56

Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza will chair Eskom’s board as part of a host of measures announced by government to “stabilise management” at the power utility.

As Nene awaits news on Eskom top job, DA vows Khoza won't go scot-free

2018-01-20 14:27

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene says the matter of whether he’ll be appointed as Eskom chair is “still under consideration” and he hopes for a conclusion before the end of the day.

Eskom powers ahead with nuclear plans, report shows

2017-11-17 14:26

Despite terminating its nuclear new build request for information in 2017 following a court decision, Eskom is powering ahead with plans in preparation for the tender programme to be rebooted.

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

 

It just became much easier for businesses to move off Eskom's grid - here's why

2019-05-17 16:52

It could spark a flood of South African businesses, malls and factories applying for renewable energy projects.

Cosatu takes march over jobs to Parliament

2019-02-19 07:28

Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget

Eskom’s aging power plants raise supply concerns

2018-09-24 15:20

Concern over Eskom's worsening generation plant performance impacting South Africa’s medium-term system adequacy outlook.

Eskom welcomes apology and R902m from McKinsey

2018-07-09 19:26

Eskom has welcomed McKinsey's apology to South Africans and confirmed it received R902m from the global consultancy firm.

Hundreds of people are flooding the energy regulator with comments on draft rules that require solar panels and generators to be registered – and they’re not happy

2018-05-07 17:58

Many of the "comments" to the energy regulator Nersa are actually pledges of civil disobedience if the requirement to register power-generating devices becomes law.

My conscience is clear, says Koko on fresh suspension, new charges

2018-01-31 22:08

Eskom executive Matshela Koko has been suspended - again - and is facing fresh charges from the power utility.

More than 200 senior Eskom managers give Ramaphosa deadline to act

2018-01-20 17:03

More than 200 senior Eskom managers expressed their concern over the lack of “decisive and bold actions against allegations of fraud, corruption and maladministration” in a letter to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Eskom chair quits 'in the interest of the country'

2018-01-20 11:40

Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and he's waiting for her to accept it.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

Dentons report: Why Eskom fell behind on Medupi, Kusile

2017-02-10 08:56

Global law firm Dentons' report into the problems at Eskom highlighted how and why the state utility failed to meet its own deadlines for new generation capacity.

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