Eskom has suspended several employees after an explosion at Unit 4 at the Medupi power station caused what the utility has described as “extensive damage” to the facility.
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Even with the 15.63% tariff hike to be implemented on 1 April, Eskom considers its electricity tariffs to be far from cost-reflective. Yet further big price hikes will mean alternative sources of energy become more viable.
Eskom warned on Thursday that there is a high likelihood of the first load shedding in almost four months on Thursday as it struggles to return generating units to service.
Energy regulator Nersa on Tuesday defended its decision to suspend its operations during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, a move that has surprised energy experts.
Eskom said on Wednesday that it will implement stage-2 load shedding from 9am on Wednesday, with outages likely to continue until 11pm.
Eskom managed to keep the lights on in winter and aims to continue averting load shedding while balancing the need to increase maintenance to protect against the risk of unreliable plant performance.
The response to this week’s unexpected wave of rolling blackouts load shedding – by practically everyone – has been completely unimaginative. Predictably so.
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
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
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