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Apr 07, 2015
State-owned enterprise, the Central Energy Fund (CEF), is seeking to appoint a new CEO. The CEF said it was seeking to appoint a CEO to provide strategic direction and leadership to CEF Group for a five-year term.
Apr 07, 2015
Dual-listed power plant developer Independent Power South Africa (Ipsa) has, through its Newastle Cogeneration (NewCogen) subsidiary, signed an extension of its 2011 medium-term power purchase programme (MTPPP) with State-owned Eskom. NewCogen is contracted to...
Apr 07, 2015
Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement with development fund IFC InfraVentures and energy company Aldwych International to embark on the planning and development of a 20 MW to 30 MW hydroelectric power (HEP) plant in southeast Liberia....
Apr 02, 2015
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the business, labour and community constituents to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Thursday that government was taking steps to address Eskom’s “leadership and governance challenges”. Ramaphosa...
Apr 02, 2015
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene clarified on Thursday that no process was under way to replace the entire Eskom board as suggested in media reports. Instead, Nene said that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown was working on appointing a full 13-member board, in...
Apr 02, 2015
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Apr 01, 2015
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State-owned power utility Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown confirmed on Wednesday that contracts under the so-called short-term power purchase programme (STPPP) had been renewed ahead of the March 31, 2015, expiry date. Eskom told Engineering News...
Apr 01, 2015
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State-owned power utility Eskom said on Wednesday that full power from Medupi Unit 6 should be reached by the end of May and that it was working to ensure that the completion of the remaining five units was not undermined by further technical or labour problems. The...
Apr 01, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Zola Tsotsi
State-owned electricity producer Eskom announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning that Zola Tsotsi had agreed to step down as a director and chairperson of the board and that Dr Ben Ngubane had been appointed acting chairperson. In a statement the utility...
Mar 30, 2015
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has requested additional information to the final environmental-impact assessment (EIA) report submitted to it for the proposed construction of the 600 MW coal-fired independent power producer (IPP) plant and associated...
Mar 30, 2015
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There are no scheduled power outages for Monday, Eskom said. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said Eskom expected the power grid to remain "moderate" throughout the day.
Mar 30, 2015
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Mar 30, 2015
DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must provide the country and Parliament with a comprehensive report on the state of Eskom, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement he had written to Ramaphosa requesting that...
Mar 27, 2015
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President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says the independent commission of inquiry into Eskom should get to the root cause of the problems facing the power utility. In an exclusive interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday night, the President spoke...
Mar 27, 2015
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Lynne Brown
Power utility Eskom has implemented regular power cuts this year to prevent the national grid being overwhelmed, as South Africa faces its worst energy crisis in decades, Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown said earlier this week, adding that power outages cost...
Mar 27, 2015
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Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona
Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona's challenge to his suspension was struck from the roll at the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday. "The application is struck from the roll," Judge Benita Whitcher said.
Mar 27, 2015
There is a high possibility of rolling blackouts on Friday, Eskom said on its Twitter account. "The load shedding prognosis today [Friday] remains high and is dependent on the performance of the power plant," the power utility tweeted.
Mar 26, 2015
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The presidency on Thursday said it would not entertain what it called rumours and gossip about operations at Eskom. "President Jacob Zuma has been kept fully briefed about the developments at Eskom and the attempts being made by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms...
 
 
 
 
Mar 26, 2015
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Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona
Eskom questions why CEO Tshediso Matona's suspension should be lifted before the outcome of his case at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA), the Labour Court in Johannesburg heard on Thursday. "... This is frustrating the work of the...
Mar 26, 2015
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DA leader Helen Zille
President Jacob Zuma must explain why he instructed Eskom's chairperson to launch an inquiry into the utility's performance, which led to the suspension of top executives, DA leader Helen Zille said on Thursday. "The president's personal intervention begs the...
Mar 25, 2015
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi
Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi has not been removed, the power utility said on Wednesday. Eskom media desk was responding to questions on a report that the four executives, suspended earlier this month, were not suspended because they initiated an audit of the...
Mar 25, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday cast the probe into Eskom's top management as a bid by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to find the faultlines in the running of the utility. "These are not squabbles... they were requested to be on leave of...
Mar 25, 2015
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Energy thought leader at Eskom Mike Rossouw
The key performance indicators (KPIs) for Eskom power station managers are being reworked to ensure a recovery in plant energy availability factor (EAF), which has fallen from over 85% in 2010 to below 75%. Energy thought leader at Eskom Mike Rossouw said on...
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
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Outgoing Eskom executive Steve Lennon
The immediate cash flow constraints facing struggling South African power utility Eskom are threatening to jeopardise the renewal of several short-term power purchase agreements, which currently collectively contribute 704 MW to the supply-stressed grid. The...
Mar 24, 2015
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Trade union Solidarity believes State-owned power utility Eskom does not share Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s views that the struggling parastatal needs to ensure that the right skills are attracted, regardless of race. In an open letter to Ramaphosa regarding...
Mar 24, 2015
Mike Rossouw
Power utility Eskom needs to change its structure from a top-down approach, to a bottom-up strategy, as the former was creating “enormous problems”. Speaking at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2015 conference, in Johannesburg, Eskom adviser and thought leader...
Mar 24, 2015
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In a recent State of the System update, Eskom indicated that its gas turbine stations Ankerlig and Gourikwa used 148-million litres of diesel in power generation in November 2014. The turbines use diesel fuel in a gasified form. The National Energy Regulatory of...
 
 
 
 
Mar 24, 2015
No blackouts are scheduled for Tuesday, Eskom said. "The power grid is stable so far, there are no plans to loadshed. However, we expect power to be constrained later in the afternoon as demand for electricity rises," said spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.
Mar 24, 2015
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) should decline any more tariff increases for Eskom in 2015, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday. Nersa confirmed Eskom was formalising an application to reopen the multi-year price determination, allowing...
Mar 23, 2015
International energy management specialist Schneider Electric’s first-ever Survey on Electrical Counterfeiting in Africa has shown that cables, switches and breakers used on the continent were the electrical products that were most likely counterfeit. The survey,...
Mar 23, 2015
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has clarified that its proposal for a “selective reopener” of the third multiyear price determination (MYPD3) would be pursued for the remaining three years of the five-year determination period, which began on April 1, 2013 and...
Mar 23, 2015
Zola Tsotsi
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday called on Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to fire electricity utility Eskom’s chairperson Zola Tsotsi, as the majority of the board “wants him out”. The NUM cited media reports, alleging that Tsotsi was...
Mar 21, 2015
Embattled electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that it has initiated a “selective reopener” of the third multiyear price determination (MYPD 3) from the 2015/16 financial year onwards. The reopener would seek an upward adjustment in electricity tariffs to cover...
Mar 20, 2015
State-owned electricity utility Eskom reported on Friday that the control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract with Alstom at the Kusile power station project would be “consensually terminated” as from April 17, 2015. ABB South Africa had been selected to...
Mar 20, 2015
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Eskom Advisory Panel
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team of high-powered advisers have at last started to take steps to communicate developments at the hitherto opaque electricity ‘war room’. Ramaphosa met with members of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) at the Union...
Mar 20, 2015
Standard & Poor's (S&P's) has downgraded Eskom's long-term credit rating to BB+ following the suspension of four of its senior officials, it said on Thursday. This had led the ratings agency to have less confidence in the company's corporate governance arrangements...
Mar 19, 2015
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Sunbird Energy executive chairperson Kerwin Rana
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has confirmed that it will enter into commercial negotiations with Sunbird Energy and PetroSA for the supply of indigenous natural gas from the Ibhubesi field, off South Africa’s west coast, to the diesel-sapping Ankerlig power...
 
 
 
 
Mar 19, 2015
The power system was constrained but stable on Thursday, Eskom said. "However, should anything unexpected happen, we may need to go into load shedding," the power utility's media desk said.
Mar 18, 2015
Despite the “unique” risks paired with the development of Africa, such as political instability, changing government policies, complex legal regimes, volatile currencies and investment timeframe restrictions, real estate investors and developers continued to see...
Mar 18, 2015
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Power utility Eskom is racing to recruit as many skilled people as possible, regardless of their skin colour, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Responding to questions in the National Assembly, he told MPs he was not aware of so-called "backroom",...
Mar 18, 2015
Engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon will provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for Zambia Electricity Supply Commission’s (Zesco’s) $200-million World Bank-funded Lusaka transmission and distribution...
Mar 18, 2015
Eskom did not foresee a need for rolling power cuts on Wednesday, although the electricity system remained constrained. "Should we experience an unanticipated fault, there might be the need to implement load shedding," Eskom's media desk said.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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