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Topic - Electricity Consumers
Apr 01, 2016
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said Thursday’s court decision to dismiss with costs its urgent application to interdict Eskom from implementing the approved tariff increase by 9.4% on April 1 2016 would not deter them. “Setting aside the urgency of our...
Sep 02, 2015
The Indian government is proposing changes to its coal allocation policy to ensure that consumers benefit from lower electricity tariffs. According to a senior official in the Coal Ministry, the government’s long-term objective was to shift from the current...
Aug 05, 2015
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama launched the first-ever climate rules for US power plants Monday, calling for sweeping reductions in carbon emissions and provoking protests from the mining industry and Congress. The new rules dictate an overall reduction in heat-trapping...
Jun 05, 2015
Zwelinzima Vavi
As trade unions and civil society gear up to tackle South Africa’s electricity crisis from a worker and community standpoint, former Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi weighed in on what he believed needed to be done to save...
May 29, 2015
In a bid to placate opposition, India’s Coal Ministry has proposed that only incremental coal produced by Coal India Limited (CIL) would be earmarked for supplies through auctioned linkages to user industries. According to a proposal firmed up by an inter-Ministerial...
Dec 08, 2014
The Indian government is likely to use the domestic coal price as a benchmark to establish the net prevent value (NPV), or current value, of the coal blocks going on auction, based on future earning potential. The floor price would be based on the NPV of each block...
Sep 15, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene reported on Monday that nonstrategic government assets had been identified within various government departments that could be used to support an equity injection into the financially strained State-owned electricity producer, Eskom....
Mar 07, 2014
South Africa’s largest electricity consumers are becoming increasingly agitated at the fact that they are the first and only port of call when the power system becomes distressed, as it did in late February. Protocols are in place for Eskom to effectively demand that...
Jan 31, 2014
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Aug 08, 2013
Eskom primary energy executive Kiren Maharaj
State electricity producer Eskom reports that it is working on a comprehensive response to what is being termed a ‘coal supply cliff’, which could result in yearly shortfalls of up to 40-million tons from 2018, as existing medium-term contracts expire and production...
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
The South African electricity transmission system faces the challenge of not only having to continuously keep up with the plans outlined in the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 but also having to ensure that there are reliable and...
Mar 15, 2013
It was power utility Eskom rather than South African electricity consumers that seemingly received a price shock when the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) rejected the State-owned company’s application for five yearly increases of 16%. Instead, Nersa...
Feb 15, 2013
“Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts,” CS Lewis once said. “But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” South Africans have done much crying over the past few years as electricity prices surged and even more...
Feb 08, 2013
Electrical component suppliers ARB Electrical Wholesalers, a member of JSE-listed ARB Holdings, is set to play a significant role in the distribution of power generated by State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers (IPPs), particularly those...
Nov 02, 2012
South Africans must have felt a genuine sense of déjà vu last week when Eskom released its latest tariff request to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. Double-digit hikes have become the horrible norm for electricity consumers, big and small. What was...
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