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.
Browsing: Anton Eberhard
Eskom has permission to circumvent some purchasing rules in order to boost critically low coal stocks at several of its power stations and avoid a return to rolling power cuts. The state-owned utility is seeking coal
Electricity demand has remained static, requiring an urgent change in future energy plans, National Planning Commission member Anton Eberhard said on Wednesday. “Electricity demand today is still at 2007 levels. It’s unprecedented. In the entire history of the electricity industry in South Africa
SA is waiting anxiously to hear what Eskom’s latest round of tariff hikes will be. But besides the tariff increases to pay for its current construction programme – the building of the Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power stations – the big question is how it is going to fund new generation capacity after that. The country’s
Revelations that electricity from Eskom’s Medupi power station could come in at an estimated 97c/kWh suggest SA could have got better value from renewable technologies such as wind. The power utility told parliamentarians that finance charges on its new power stations would be an estimated R25bn for Medupi in Limpopo