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War room sees recovery in coal-fleet performance as ‘number one priority’ 

By: Terence Creamer     18th June 2015 South Africa’s electricity war room, set up in December to deal with the country’s power crisis, views the recovery in the performance of Eskom’s coal power stations as its “number-one priority”, with the deterioration in the fleet’s energy availability factor (EAF) determined to be largely to... 

Diesel costs driving Eskom tariffs up – Nersa 

By: News24Wire      4th June 2015 The billions of rands that Eskom is spending on diesel to drive its open cycle gas turbines is the reason for its recent tariff increase applications, a conference heard on Thursday. Eskom based its multi-year price determination (MYPD3) for the five years from 2013/14 to 2017/18, on the... 

Treasury defends electricity war room, says progress being made 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd June 2015 Following calls by civil society organisations, this week, to scrap the electricity war room, National Treasury deputy director-general Malcolm Simpson on Wednesday defended the progress that had been made since the war room’s inception in December. Unpacking the initiatives of the war room on... 


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