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  1. Jamie McKane

    Why Eskom needs to increase electricity prices

    Why Eskom needs to increase electricity prices Eskom has explained that it needs to increase electricity prices to meet the cost of producing the power it provides to South Africans. Responding to queries from MyBroadband, Eskom said the recurrent equity injections from the government required...
  2. Jamie McKane

    New evidence about Eskom air pollution

    New evidence about Eskom air pollution Disturbing new evidence has come to light of serious under-reporting of legal contraventions of particulate matter (PM) emission limits to the Regulator and the public, by South Africa’s national electricity utility, Eskom. The under-reporting of PM...
  3. K

    Prepaid Meter - Tripping

    Good day I've been having an issue lately with my prepaid meter. When the electricity comes back on after load-shedding the meter will trip. No other times this will happen even under high load with both geysers on, the pool pump running, stove on, dryer on, and welder. I've tried turning off...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Eskom explains new daily electricity cuts

    Eskom explains new daily electricity cuts Eskom recently announced it will cut power to areas in Gauteng between 05:00 and 09:00 and 17:00 and 20:00 daily. Eskom has not released a list of the areas which will get power cuts. Instead, the company said it has “identified areas with...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Eskom accepts help from retired engineers to fix the company

    Eskom accepts help from retired engineers to fix the company Eskom confirmed that it has received offers of assistance from a group of retired engineers comprising former employees who have said they want to help fix the problems at the power utility. The power utility confirmed that all of...
  6. schumi

    Eskom cracks whip as staff plunder infrastructure

    More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-04-24-eskom-cracks-whip-as-staff-plunder-infrastructure/
  7. Jamie McKane

    The financial impact of the lockdown on Eskom

    The financial impact of the lockdown on Eskom Chris Yelland interviewed Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter on 15 April 2020, covering the debt and financial issues facing South Africa’s troubled national electricity utility. De Ruyter said Eskom was preparing for an uncertain future caused by the...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Eskom starts nailing municipalities for nonpayment

    Eskom starts nailing municipalities for nonpayment Eskom said it will continue to seize assets at the Emfuleni Municipality after the municipality's urgent application to stop the power utility from attaching further properties failed. Emfuleni owes Eskom R2.3 billion and failed to make a...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Eskom load-shedding - What to expect this weekend

    Eskom load-shedding - What to expect this weekend Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 3 load-shedding until 23:00 on Friday 13 March 2020. Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 07:00 on Saturday 14 March, and Eskom said it would keep the public apprised of future...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Why Koeberg Unit 1 was tripped

    Why Koeberg Unit 1 was tripped Eskom has provided an update as to why Koeberg Unit 1 was manually tripped by its operators this week. "The reason for the manual trip was as a result of increasing temperature on the secondary side of the plant, due to degraded heat removal (or cooling)...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Eskom's secret power cuts that don't have an official schedule

    Eskom's secret power cuts that don't have an official schedule Eskom is implementing power cuts over and above load-shedding to certain areas to minimise the burden placed on the grid by illegal consumers. This was disclosed to MyBroadband following a complaint by a reader that they were...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Eskom to implement stage 2 load-shedding

    Eskom to implement stage 2 load-shedding Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 09:00 on Tuesday 10 March 2020. This follows after the power utility began stage 1 load-shedding at 09:00 on Monday 9 March, with this period of controlled power outages now set to...
  13. Chris_the_Brit

    Stage 0 loadshedding from noon o'clock Sunday

    Stage 1 from 9am tomorrow. Possibly until Thursday.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Eskom had no bailouts from 1923 to 2008, now it has R49 billion in 1 year

    Eskom had no bailouts from 1923 to 2008, now it has R49 billion in 1 year For nearly a century, Eskom was a world-class power producer. The power utility was so successful that by the end of 1990 it was supplying more than half the electricity in Africa. It was also highly efficient. In 1994...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Massive design flaw at Eskom's biggest power stations - Here is what went wrong

    Massive design flaw at Eskom's biggest power stations - Here is what went wrong Eskom's two biggest coal-fired power stations - Medupi and Kusile - have a serious design flaw which has crippled their ability to generate power. Recent reports found that the height of the power stations' boilers...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Eskom's biggest working power plant faces closure

    Eskom's biggest working power plant faces closure Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is battling to keep all the units of its biggest operational power plant open after being served with a compliance notice by South Africa’s environment ministry because of its high levels of air pollution. The indebted...
  17. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's most successful companies vs Eskom and SAA

    South Africa's most successful companies vs Eskom and SAA South Africa's state-owned companies are in bad shape, with Eskom facing years of load-shedding to keep the national grid alive and SAA embroiled in a painful business rescue process. The state-owned airline was recently forced to cut a...
  18. RedViking

    The Battery Thread (Solar / Inverter)

    Seeing that there is a lot of discussion and questions around batteries for inverter and solar setups, I thought a dedicated thread is a good idea. This will help to keep the inverters threads focused on the inverters and finding information, prices, stock and general discussion and suggestion...
  19. Jamie McKane

    The available renewable energy which Minister Gwede Mantashe said does not exist

    The available renewable energy which Minister Gwede Mantashe said does not exist Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe recently claimed that available renewable energy, which could help the government to meet electricity demand, is a red herring that does not exist. Speaking at a press conference...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Massive boiler design flaw at South Africa's biggest power stations

    Massive boiler design flaw at South Africa's biggest power stations South Africa's two biggest coal-fired power stations, Medupi and Kusile, have a major design flaw which has forced Eskom to shut down power generation units. According to a report by the City Press, the height of the large...
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