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.
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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.
South Africa has announced eight preferred bidders to provide emergency power as the state-run electricity monopoly continues to implement rolling blackouts that are weighing on the economy.
A photograph in the entrance hall at Komati power station shows the plant in better times, its nine generating units belching steam and smoke into the night sky. Those days are never coming back.
Eskom will buy at least 6.8GW of solar and wind power from independent power producers from 2022, energy minister Gwede Mantashe said on Friday in the Government Gazette.
What if I told you that our energy crisis could be alleviated with one simple change? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But I can tell you that it is that simple. By Daniel Goldstuck.
South Africa is drafting a plan to procure an additional 2.5GW of nuclear power capacity within the next five years, according to the department of mineral resources & energy.
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.
South Africa’s plans to procure more electricity-generation capacity will have to wait as long as six months until the regulator has approved a state resource strategy, the nation’s energy department said.
Minerals & energy minister Gwede Mantashe says energy regulator Nersa has already approved 75 applications from private companies wanting to generate energy for self-use.