Browsing: Brian Molefe

It will take Eskom seven years to resolve all network constraints and achieve the network redundancy levels required by the South African grid code, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe said on Friday. Eskom will spend R213bn between 2016 and 2025 on strengthening and developing its

Natural gas must play a major role in South Africa’s future energy mix, according to a new report from Econometrix. “Gas is necessary for South Africa to meet its target growth rates and

The department of public enterprises on Friday announced the appointment of Brian Molefe as permanent CEO of Eskom. Cabinet this week approved the appointments of Molefe as chief executive and Ben Ngubane as chairman of Eskom’s board, the department said. “Dr Ngubane has

Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe said on Friday it is a sign of Eskom’s state of stability that there has been no load shedding for 26 days, despite 900MW of Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance. Unveiling the power utility’s maintenance plan for the next

The country’s energy shortage is a serious obstacle to growth, said President Jacob Zuma on Sunday, when he officially opened unit 6, the first of six units at Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in Limpopo. This comes after Statistics South Africa announced this week that

Acting Eskom board chairman Ben Ngubane disclosed in the utility’s integrated report that Eskom has already applied for a further R38bn of revenue to be generated through electricity tariffs. This application is currently under consideration by energy regulator Nersa

Eskom’s financial year ended March 2015 was unusually challenging, leading to the financial and operational health of the business deteriorating, according to acting CEO Brian Molefe. He spoke at a media briefing on Tuesday where Eskom released its

Eskom announced on Wednesday that four of its senior executives who were suspended earlier this year have been cleared of any wrongdoing. In March, chairman Zola Tsotsi announced that four

Energy regulator Nersa “didn’t buy Eskom’s threat” when it said load shedding would get worse if it wasn’t granted a further tariff increase, said energy expert Chris Yelland. He was reacting to Nersa