Eskom is facing a litany of challenges. Energy expert Anton Eberhard posed questions to the power utility’s CEO, André de Ruyter.
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South Africa faces a record year for power outages after an explosion damaged one of Eskom’s newest coal-fired generation units.
South Africa plans to lift the licensing threshold for small-scale power generation projects to 10MW from 1MW, a boost to firms anxious to curb their reliance on the ailing Eskom, but industry experts had hoped for more.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to overhaul the energy industry have some way to go before they provide answers to the nation’s crippling power shortages.
The state-owned power utility is set to announce its second consecutive multibillion-rand annual loss on Tuesday. The big question is, how many billions?
Finance minister Tito Mboweni says government borrowing will surge and taxes may rise to fund the troubled Eskom. Yet no plan has been announced to restructure the overstaffed company.
Karen Breytenbach, who oversaw the expansion of South Africa’s privately owned renewable energy projects, said she was asked to vacate her job about nine months before her contract expires.
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.
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
After a decade of unprecedented growth in staff numbers, cash-strapped power utility Eskom is finally tackling the controversial issue of its headcount. State-owned Eskom, seen by Goldman Sachs Group as the biggest single