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Molefe’s negative renewables comments attract yet more criticism 

By: Terence Creamer     16th May 2016 Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s negative comments regarding the performance of renewable energy in South Africa continued to attract criticism on Monday, with a solar photovoltaic (PV) industry body describing Molefe’s views as “ill-informed at best, and misleading at worst”. During a recent update on... 

Loadshedding ‘holiday’ to continue through winter – Eskom CEO 

By: African News Agency      10th March 2016 South Africans would be spared power cuts through winter, Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe assured MPs on Thursday. Briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises, Molefe and his team said they were on track with its maintenance programme to ensure there’s enough capacity... 

Esco model still central to Eskom’s DSM strategy, says Etzinger

By: Natalie Greve     11th November 2015 The Energy Services Companies (Esco) model funding programme remains integral to efforts by energy utility Eskom to promote the retrofitment and replacement of energy-intensive technologies with energy-efficient technology solutions, despite recent funding cuts to the parastatal’s overarching... 

New boiler house produces stable process steam

By: Dylan Slater     5th June 2015 As part of its continuous drive to reduce energy costs amid increasing electricity costs, tyre manufacturer Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has installed a new coal-fired boiler house at its Port Elizabeth plant. 

Eskom hikes demand forecast as snow, cold weather sweep across SA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2012 State-owned national power provider Eskom has revised its forecast for peak electricity demand by about 500 MW, owing to snowfall and severe cold weather across the country. The revised peak demand for Tuesday night is estimated at 35 648 MW, while Eskom’s available capacity, including the open... 


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