A new electricity pricing methodology, proposed by energy regulator Nersa last September, has led to a significant backlash and for good reason. By Manie de Waal.
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter held discussions with the World Bank as it explores options for transitioning to cleaner sources of energy.
Eskom will reduce the intensity of load shedding to level 3 at 9pm on Thursday.
The state-owned power utility is burning through nine million litres of diesel a day to support the system during the current generation crisis.
Eskom’s rolling power cuts will drag on until at least next Monday – meaning almost a full week of load shedding, after the utility started cutting the power at 5pm this past Monday.
Bad news to start this Wednesday: Eskom will escalate load shedding to stage 4 at 9am, suggesting a significant deterioration in its generating fleet.
Eskom will continue power cuts until 5am on Saturday after many of its power plant units broke down on Monday and are now under repair.
Load shedding has struck again. Eskom will cut the power on a rolling basis across South Africa at stage 2 from 5pm on Monday afternoon.
Eskom has decided not to replace the steam generators at unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station as planned this year over fears it could contribute to winter power cuts.
Government intends to make it mandatory for all metal traders to get licences and prevent them from dealing in cash.