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Topic - Electricity Distribution Industry
Nov 28, 2014
By Peter Fowles The subject matter of Engineering News columnist Sisa Njikelana’s article titled 'Rehabilitating power infrastructure a matter of urgency’ will strike a chord with many of those intimately involved with the electricity distribution industry, both as...
Nov 14, 2014
A recent media report alluded to 'technical' constraints for additional power from current renewable energy rollout. The argument is that the grid will not be able to cope with additional power that will be commissioned through current government programmes. There is...
Feb 28, 2014
PRAVIN GORDHAN The National Development Plan reminds us that South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure
Media and information company PennWell International announced, in March, that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate this year’s Power-Gen Africa and Distributech Africa exhibitions and conferences.
Mar 04, 2013
PennWell International announced that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa exhibitions and conferences. The combined event will take place from 17 – 19 March, 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre
Aug 17, 2012
There are two key challenges facing the electricity distribution industry (EDI) in South Africa. They can be dealt with through pragmatic restructuring proposals, and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, or Nersa, and the Department of Energy need to be...
Jul 26, 2012
South Africans should expect more power cuts, as the distribution grid will gradually collapse from 2015 unless a maintenance backlog is addressed, an expert said on Thursday. "We are three years away from collapse," Deon Louw, the deputy director of...
May 13, 2011
Challenges within the electricity distribution sector are hampering the growth and progress of South Africa’s electricity sector, Engineering Council of South Africa council member Dr Philip Lloyd tells Engineering News.
May 13, 2011
The medium voltage- (MV-) and high voltage- (HV-) switchgear markets in South Africa hold high growth potential for manufacturers, reports industry analyst and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
Apr 15, 2011
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Apr 16, 2009
Cabinet had approved plans to push ahead with an amendment to the Constitution, which would give national government new and extended powers of intervention at the local government level, government spokesperson Themba Maseko said in Pretoria on Thursday. Speaking...
Aug 26, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
The project involves the restructuring of the R33-billion a year electricity distribution industry (EDI) into a number of regional electricity distributors (Reds).
Aug 07, 2008
EDI Holdings would hold a regional engagement forum meeting with stakeholders from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northtern Cape, which formed the Red One to advise them about the process and disbursement of about R113-million in funding allocated to assist...
Jun 17, 2008
Government agent Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI) Holdings has allocated R82-million to assist power utility Eskom and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal municipalities to prepare to join the national regional electricity distribution (Red) system, it said on...
May 16, 2008
Power utility Eskom has embarked on a major transmission line upgrading programme, with the company having approved transmission projects valued at R15,5-billion, which will strengthen various transmission corridors within the country.
Apr 01, 2008
The highly-vexed process of restructuring South Africa's electricity distribution industry into six regional electricity distributors, or Reds, was advancing, with 108 out of a total of 187 affected municipalities having signed accession agreements. This was a...
Mar 27, 2008
Attached please find a press release on: EDI Holdings, an agency of government established to consolidate and restructure the electricity distribution industry, has welcomed the decision of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government to establish an advisory board that...
Aug 13, 2007
The protracted restructuring of the electricity distribution industry in South Africa, which has been under way for over a decade now, had to be fast-tracked, EDI Holdings chairperson Dolly Mokgatle said on Monday.
Nov 01, 2006
The Chamber of Mines of South Africa on Wednesday added its support to Cabinet’s approval to establish six regional electricity distributors (Reds) as public entities under the auspices of EDI Holdings.
Oct 26, 2006
In a move aimed at amalgamating the distribution of electricity, which is currently being carried out by Eskom and 187 licensed municipalities, Cabinet on Thursday approved the creation of six regional electricity distributors (Reds).
Jun 15, 2006
The three metro municipalities under the Gauteng local government, Ekurhuleni, the City of Johannesburg and Tshwane, are ready to roll out the Regional Electricity Distributors (Reds), local government MEC Qedani Mahlangu said on Thursday.
May 12, 2006
The project involves the restructuring of the R50-billion electricity distribution industry (EDI) into a number of regional electricity distributors (Reds).
Mar 23, 2006
A newly-released study into the state of South Africa's infrastructure calls for as much priority to be given to the maintenance and refurbishment of existing infrastructure as is currently being paid to the development off new energy, transport, telecoms and water...
Aug 09, 2005
The company responsible for implementing the government's regional electricity distribution (Red) project has indicated that the second Red will be launched early next year.
Jul 01, 2005
The project involves the restructuring of the R50-billion electricity distribution industry (EDI) into a number of regional electricity distributors (Reds). The restructuring process will see Eskom Distribution and 187 municipalities transferring all their assets,...
Mar 02, 2005
Without accurate registers of assets, municipalities will be unable to stake their rightful claim to the true value of their assets when they relinquish their distribution roles following the launch of South Africa's regional electricity distribution (Red) system.
Feb 18, 2005
Special low electricity tariff deals for large industry – users of 100 gigawatts or more a year – will be honoured when the system of regional electricity distributors (Reds) comes into force later this year, says CEO of State-owned entity EDI Holdings...
Nov 02, 2004
State-owned Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI) Holdings signed a landmark establishment agreement for the EDI Transitional Labour Relations Structure (TLRS) with organised labour in Johannesburg, last week.
Mar 19, 2004
Ten years ago this government, before it assumed power, promised that it would electrify 2,5-million homes over a period of five years at a cost of about seven and a half billion rands.
Jan 30, 2004
Creamer Media's reflection on a Decade of Democracy
Jan 28, 2004
The South African government is currently finalising legislation on the reform and restructuring of the country’s electricity distribution industry (EDI) and electricity supply industry (ESI), in a bid to bring about better efficiencies in both sectors.
Jun 11, 2002
Plans are under way for the executive director of Eskom, Jacob Maroga, to present a copy of a far reaching report to the Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Jun 04, 2002
The Department of Public Enterprises and the Department of Minerals and Energy is holding a briefing session on Wednesday in Pretoria to explain the details of the restructuring of the electrical supply industry (ESI).
May 07, 2002
Minerals and Energy Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka yesterday said in her budget vote speech that the first regional electricity distributor (RED) would be established by the last quarter of 2003. The long-awaited establishment of six REDs forms part of...
Dec 11, 2001
A cooperative agreement between government and participants in the electricity distribution industry (EDI) on the restructuring of this sector – which includes the controversial formation of regional electricity distributors (Reds) – is expected to be...
Nov 17, 2000
Large energy consumers will be able to choose from a group of seven distributors, including Eskom’s retailing arm, as the electricity distribution industry is restructured over the next few years.
Feb 18, 2000
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