Eskom has said it’s urgently seeking new providers of technical support after Oracle’s South African unit withdrew its services over a payment dispute.
EskomsePush is by far South Africa’s most popular smartphone application for checking load shedding schedules. Herman Maritz, co-creator of the app, joins the TechCentral podcast to chat about what’s next.
Government’s proposed deal with Karpowership to buy electricity generated on its three floating power stations over a period of 20 years will expose consumers to considerable risk.
The decreasing performance of the existing Eskom plants is evident in the steady decline of the energy availability factor. On average, 35% of Eskom’s power plants are standing idle at any particular time.
Eskom said on Wednesday that it has added up to 800MW of supply to the national grid after unit 3 at the Kusile power station was brought online this week.
In January, Eskom filed a contentious tariff proposal. In it were a number of proposed changes that will have wide ramifications for all users of electricity, even if they are not directly supplied by Eskom.