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South Africa could become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy markets in the world, according to a recent study. This is not bad for a country that in 2011 had almost no renewable projects on the table and was the 12th highest carbon-emitting nation in the world

Eskom has signed a €100 million (R1,3bn) loan agreement to fund a 100MW solar power plant, the parastatal said on Wednesday. The agreement with development finance institution Agence Française de Développement (AFD) was signed on Tuesday night, Eskom said

The increases in electricity tariffs since tariff hikes were introduced are causing consumers to switch over to prepaid electricity, Eskom customer services operations GM Marion Hughes said on Wednesday. “The higher tariff

Power utility Eskom said on Tuesday it had met its winter electricity demand and urged South Africans to save electricity during summer. “This winter was different, in that long-duration generation maintenance was planned to be done and was implemented,” Eskom CEO Brian Dames said in releasing

South Africans rejoiced when the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) awarded Eskom just half the tariff increase it had applied for in February this year. But in the power utility’s annual report released on 10 July, Eskom said it would respond to its funding problem by holding off

Eskom has assured South Africans they will not experience power cuts, similar to those in 2008, because of problems at the Medupi power plant, SABC news reported on Wednesday. “For the last five years, we have kept the lights on. South Africa has seen no load shedding,” Eskom CEO Brian Dames

Eskom on Monday morning announced that the Medupi power station’s first unit will not come online by December 2013 as planned, with the more realistic deadline being the second half of 2014. This set the deadline of the whole project back by six months to a year. The delay was announced

One of the Medupi’s six 800MW units will not meet its deadline to deliver power to the grid by the end of the year, Eskom said on Monday. “Eskom has confirmed that the December 2013 target date is unlikely to be met. A more realistic target for the first synchronisation of unit six to the grid is the second half of 2014,” the

The unexpected delay in processing the Independent Systems and Market Operator Bill in parliament sends the wrong signals to investors, creates uncertainty in the market and hinders those trying to enter the electricity market, according to independent power producers. The bill is

The country’s electricity reserve margin slid to a perilously low 63MW, or 0,2%, early last week, heightening concerns that South Africa is a hair’s breadth from experiencing rolling power cuts. Despite the heightened risk, Eskom has several options to manage the very tight power system, said its spokesman, Hilary Joffe