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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
With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot cheaper...
Jan 31, 2014
With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot cheaper...
Jan 24, 2014
Parastatal Eskom has reiterated its caution that the national electricity system will remain tight until new generating capacity comes on stream and essential generation maintenance is completed. In its biweekly system status bulletin on Thursday, the utility...
Aug 23, 2013
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...
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
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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...
Feb 17, 2012
Although the purchase of a geothermal heat system is a long-term investment in energy efficiency, and may take up to 15 years before a return on investment is realised, it is one of the most effective green heating and cooling technologies available, asserts...
Feb 06, 2012
On behalf of NUMSA’s leadership and 287 422 members of our union, let me greet and welcome you to this important conference of metalworkers of South Africa. Without being boastful, for NUMSA, the gathering that starts today is a first trade union conference that...
Dec 16, 2011
Electronic products manufacturer Philips Electronics has teamed up with parastatal Eskom to introduce Africa’s largest-ever, energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting initiative, which could save South African businesses a collective R41-million a year.
Nov 30, 2011
Electronic products manufacturer Philips Electronics has teamed up with parastatal Eskom to introduce the Africa’s largest-ever energy saving light emitting diodes (LED) lighting initiative, which could save South African businesses a collective R41-million a year,...
May 13, 2011
Africa, whose electricity consumers already pay more for power than is the case in other regions, should turn its attention to renewable sources to deal with current shortfalls and high prices, particularly in rural areas, Belgium-based Alliance for Rural...
Oct 08, 2010
Much attention is being given to the second version of the integrated resources plan, or IRP 2010, which government still insists will be promulgated during November, despite delays to the public release of the document and despite the promise of further...
Apr 20, 2010
Details of a R5,3-billion financial incentive, aimed at promoting energy efficiency among South African electricity consumers, was confirmed by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday. The scheme, which would be known as the Standard Offer, would enable electricity...
Aug 28, 2009
The proposed expansion of the power plant involves the building of a second under-ground powerhouse at an elevation of 1 800 m above sea level.
 
 
 
 
May 27, 2008
South African electricity consumers would have to wait until June 18 to hear if power utility Eskom would be allowed to raise tariffs by an extra 60% 2008/9. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), which has started public hearings into the request...
Mar 05, 2008
State-owned power utility Eskom warned that the possibility of load shedding on Wednesday was ‘high’ as it was forecasting the system to be constrained during evening peak. Eskom has not implemented load shedding since February 4, after it had reduced...
Jan 23, 2008
Namibian power company Nampower has urged its big customers to cut electricity consumption by up to 20%, as imports from neighbouring South Africa have been reduced as a result of high local demand.
Jan 18, 2008
Electricity supplier Eskom said on Friday that load shedding was likely continue over the weekend and possibly for the rest of next week.
Jan 11, 2008
State power supplier Eskom's prognosis for next week is one of a high risk of load shedding, the utility said on Friday.
Jan 10, 2008
State power utility Eskom said that it had resumed load shedding on Thursday morning after a short spell of load shedding during the peak period on Wednesday night.
Oct 11, 2007
Attached please find a press release on: Eskom has increased its load shedding countrywide and warns that more electricity consumers will feel the impact of power outages on a rotational basis.
Jul 27, 2007
State power utility Eskom has warned that South African electricity consumers could face an even more dramatic 30% step change in tariffs unless the country�s regulator acceded to its request for an adjustment of 18%, followed by 17%, during the current...
Jul 25, 2007
Jul 19, 2007
State power utility Eskom has warned that South African electricity consumers could face an even more dramatic 30% step change in tariffs unless the country's regulator acceded to its request for an adjustment of 18%, followed by 17%, during the current...
 
 
 
 
Jun 04, 2007
State-owned power-utility Eskom said at the weekend that Koeberg's unit two, which tripped on May 31 because of a water cooling unit leaking, would take eight days to fix, from Friday. "The investigation by the Koeberg team concluded that a water cooling...
Jun 25, 2004
For some time now, South Africa has been considering various ways to introduce electricity-sector reform as well as competition.
Feb 14, 2003
Following the restructuring of South Africa’s electricity distribution industry (EDI), six new regional electricity distributors (Reds) will be responsible for all electricity distribution activities in the country, thereby taking over the responsibility...
Feb 10, 2003
South Africa could soon have its own independent wholesale electricity trading exchange, able to facilitate a number of competitive electricity suppliers and consumers in one integrated multimarket model (MMM).
Feb 07, 2003
South Africa could soon have its own independent wholesale electricity trading exchange, able to facilitate a number of competitive electricity suppliers and consumers, in one integrated multi market model (MMM).
Jan 17, 2003
South Africa’s six new regional electricity distributors (Reds) will not benefit from revenue from the countries 150 largest electricity consumers, which will be allowed to continue to buy electricity directly from the power utility Eskom.
Aug 25, 2000
A draft association agreement and constitution for a regional electricity regulatory association for the Southern African Development Community is being created.
Aug 11, 2000
In addition to saving South African electricity consumers’ money, the South African efficient lighting initiative will realise large global environmental benefits, including avoiding the emission of nearly four-million tons of carbon dioxide over ten years from...
Jun 18, 1999
The South African government’s determination to avoid disruption to the economy by the millennium bug has seen South Africa emerge as one of the top year 2000 (Y2K)-aware countries among emerging markets, reports National Y2K Support Centre communications...
 
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