Eskom has shut down 11 power station units due for major maintenance because it lacks the funds to fix them.
A forensic report into Eskom and Transnet found some executives and board members failed to act in the companies’ best interests and recommended criminal investigations against them.
State-owned power utility Eskom may be forced to implement controlled blackouts before the end of the year because of pressure on the national system, CEO Phakamani Hadebe said on Friday.
The battery boom is coming to China, California and basically everywhere else – and it will be even bigger than previously thought.
Eskom’s coal stockpile situation has deteriorated further, with five power stations having less than 10 days’ stock.
South Africa’s deputy energy minister expects the latest round of climate talks will make global markets cleaner starting next year and defended her nation’s coal use as a way to reduce poverty.
South African mining veteran Brian Menell wants to build a battery material giant to help challenge China’s domination of the nascent industry.
The Democratic Alliance announced on Monday that it will revive legislation to break Eskom’s monopoly on the generation and transmission of electricity by introducing a private member’s bill.
South Africa has a lot going for it when it comes to renewable energy. But several factors stand in the way of its ability to move entirely away from coal.
Eskom on Monday night narrowly averted load shedding despite a decline in peak energy demand compared to 2007 and the addition of more than 7.5GW of installed generation capacity over the last decade.