Browsing: Chris Yelland

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Eskom tariff shocker in store for 2018?

There are strong indications that Eskom’s average electricity tariffs will increase by a mere 2,2% this year. While this sounds good from a consumer perspective, it would leave a big hole in the utility’s pocket that might

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Eskom peddling ‘propaganda’ on renewables

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is not running the country’s largest utility, he is running a propaganda campaign. That was the opinion of Chris Yelland from EE Publishers, who was speaking at the Life After Coal seminar held in Cape

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Zuma’s nuclear dream could be derailed

While countries vying for South Africa’s 9,6GW nuclear procurement programme talk shop at a conference outside Pretoria, events down the road could put President Jacob Zuma’s dream of nuclear in a precarious position. Deputy finance minister

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Eskom to plead for higher tariffs

Energy regulator Nersa will start public hearings on Monday as part of Eskom’s application to recover an additional R22,8bn through an electricity tariff increase. The Nersa public hearings will start in Cape Town and end in Midrand on 5 February

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Nuclear energy plan likely to fail: analyst

South Africa is likely to fail in its quest to develop its nuclear energy capacity, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura. Montalto said that if the 9,6GW nuclear procurement programme does see the light of day, it will be a “slimmed down programme spread

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Mr Fix-it to hit ground running at Medupi

The Eskom manager who brought Majuba back to operation after the silo collapse is replacing Roman Crookes as Medupi’s project director with immediate effect. Eskom on Monday appointed Phillip Dukashe to replace Crookes to run Medupi power station without a handover from Crookes

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Concern as Medupi boss quits

Energy analyst Chris Yelland has expressed concern over the resignation of Roman Crookes, project director at the Medupi power station. Yelland said Crookes’s departure “obviously raises concerns about the institutional memory within Eskom as the engineering, procurement and construction main

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