electricity

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Interdict sought against powership deal

    Interdict sought against powership deal A losing bidder in a South African tender for the provision of 2,000 megawatts of power is seeking to interdict the winners from completing their agreements. The application to South Africa’s High Court by DNG Energy Ltd. threatens to halt the provision...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    More bad news for load-shedding today after evening peak demand hits highest level yet

    More bad news for load-shedding today after evening peak demand hits highest level yet Eskom will increase load-shedding from stage 2 to stage 3 on Thursday after further breakdowns at three power stations. The utility yesterday implemented stage 4 load-shedding for 8 hours, but moved back to...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Stage 4 load-shedding is back

    Stage 4 load-shedding is back Eskom has announced that load-shedding will be increased to stage 4 on Wednesday afternoon as a result of three more units breaking down at its coal power stations. "Due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi and two units at Duvha Power Station, together...
  4. Pineapple Smurf

    [09 June 2021] **Update** Load shedding suspended from 20:00. Stage 1 on Sat & Sun between 17:00 and 20:00

    https://ewn.co.za/2021/06/09/stage-2-load-shedding-to-start-today-and-run-to-sunday-night-says-eskom
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Goodbye Eskom — how much it costs to go off-grid

    Goodbye Eskom — how much it costs to go off-grid To take a typical household completely off the grid using solar panels, battery backup, and an inverter will cost between R200,000 and R220,000. This investment will, however, pay for itself in electricity savings. Many South African households...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Shift to renewables will boost South Africa's economy - climate adviser

    Shift to renewables will boost South Africa's economy - climate adviser Replacing South Africa’s aging and inadequate electricity generation capacity with renewable energy plants is an opportunity to spur economic growth and cut emissions, the effective head of a presidential climate change...
  7. dawidmsnyders

    Johannesburg looks to have 35% renewable energy by end of the decade

    Johannesburg looks to have 35% renewable energy by end of the decade Johannesburg, Africa’s dominant financial center, wants to meet 35% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 and will seek proposals for privately supplied power by August. South Africa’s biggest city, with a...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom's average salary is R737,000 per year - but workers want 15% more

    Eskom's average salary is R737,000 per year - but workers want 15% more Eskom workers want a 15% salary increase despite earning significantly more than most of their counterparts in the private sector. The power utility is currently in talks with the National Union of Metalworkers of South...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Big electricity price shock for Johannesburg prepaid residents possible

    Big electricity price shock for Johannesburg prepaid residents possible Johannesburg residents could soon be paying R200 more for electricity each month, even before they start using it. This is if a proposed capacity charge for prepaid electricity users in the city comes into effect at the...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Kusile power station is now half-finished

    Kusile power station is now half-finished Eskom has announced that another unit at its coal-powered Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanaga has achieved commercial operation status, bringing the completion of the power plant to its halfway mark. Commercial operation means that the unit has now...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Report says Eskom paid R2 billion for fraudulent invoices

    Report says Eskom paid R2 billion for fraudulent invoices A preliminary forensic report has claimed that over R2 billion was stolen from Eskom through a network of ghost service suppliers and well-placed officials, according to City Press. The money was allegedly funnelled via fraudulent...
  12. J

    220v single phase to 220v 3 phase

    Hi all I am hoping that someone here can maybe give me some pointers as to what equipment I can use to turn a single phase 5kw generator into a 3 phase generator. The problem is, my house is wired with 3 phase electricity (yeah, not even I understand why) but getting a 3 phase generator is...
  13. J

    All the electric cars you can buy in South Africa - And new models coming soon

    All the electric cars you can buy in South Africa - And new models coming soon A wave of new electric vehicles (EVs) is set to hit the world's roads in the coming years. The clearest sign that the industry is on a path to explosive growth is the sheer confidence of investors in both old and...
  14. H

    NEC Projectors current draw

    Hi I am looking at buying 2 NEC PA653UL projectors to stack them to create 1 projection image, but when looking at the input current specification I am in doubt if this is going to work. The input current specification states it goes from 4.5A to 10.2A, which seems unnaturally high. The maximum...
  15. J

    You have to take responsibility for your own electricity future in South Africa

    You have to take responsibility for your own electricity future in South Africa South African consumers and businesses must take control of their own energy future as they cannot rely on the government and Eskom. This is the view of energy expert and EE Business Intelligence managing director...
  16. J

    Western Cape - Possible Electricity Scandal

    Hi Guys I am no sure if this is the correct place to post this, but there seems to be a scandal going around municipalities within the Western Cape and is flying low under the radar of many South Africans. My parents had their electricity meter replaced in 2014 by a city of Cape Town...
  17. T

    120VAC 60Hz 130W

    Hey guys, So when it comes to electricity I'm half retarded, so please help me out :) My wife decided to buy a vacuum sealer from Amazon and it came with a USA 2 flat pin plug. The specs at the back says 120VAC 60Hz 130W What adapter/converter would be required to power the sealer up without...
  18. RedViking

    How to choose the right generator for loadshedding in 2019

    Read more here: https://www.htxt.co.za/2019/03/18/how-to-choose-the-right-generator-for-loadshedding-in-2019/
  19. M

    Am I Being Charged Too Much For Prepaid Electricity?

    Hello all, We live in a 2-bed sectional title in Lonehill, Johannesburg. We have a prepaid electricity meter. From what I've read, prepaid electricity is charged on a sliding scale and should be least expensive on the first of every month, but it seems this does not apply to us! No matter...
  20. S

    Airtime / electricity vendingcompany which provide API for Android / iOS integration

    Hi All Please recommend company providing airtime/electricity prepaid vending services API for integration into Android / iOS application. Good backend will be plus. Thank you
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