Author Chris Yelland


The crisis at Kusile and Medupi continues

Eleven years after construction started on Eskom’s massive 4.8GW Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga, not one of its six 800MW generator units is currently delivering power into the grid.


Just how much trouble is Eskom in?

An energy sector leader recently observed that the electricity crisis in South Africa is maturing (perhaps like cheese) from generation capacity problems to issues of electricity prices, tariffs


To prepay or not to prepay Eskom

In the first two weeks of his appointment, some questionable public statements made by Eskom’s new acting CEO Brian Molefe makes one wonder whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team. Minister of public enterprises