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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Researchers say solar power users should pay higher Eskom connection fees

    Researchers say solar power users should pay higher Eskom connection fees There's been outrage from some quarters in South Africa about reports that the power utility Eskom and some municipalities intend to increase the connection fee for electricity users who also generate their own power. A...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    "Political will" not enough to fix Eskom

    "Political will" not enough to fix Eskom South Africans gave a warm welcome to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcement about a “set of actions” to respond to the energy crisis in the country. The plans involve steps to improve the performance of the power stations run by the power...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom's big changes for electricity tariffs proposed

    Eskom's big changes for electricity tariffs proposed Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, proposing sweeping changes to the calculations used to determine its approved electricity prices. This comes after the utility conducted...
  4. Jan

    Karpowership appeal fails in blow to South Africa power supply

    Karpowership Appeal Fails in Blow to South Africa Power Supply Karpowership, the Turkish company seeking to supply more than 1,200 megawatts of power to South Africa, said its appeal to overturn an environmental ruling against its plans has failed in another blow to the country’s attempts to...
  5. Jan

    JSE looking into considers carbon credits market

    JSE considers carbon credits trading JSE CEO Leila Fourie believes president Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to fix South Africa's energy crisis could serve as a driver of economic growth in the country, reports the Sunday Times. The stock exchange is also looking into a "carbon credits" trading market...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom is ruining your weekend again

    Eskom is ruining your weekend again Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding between 16:00 and midnight on Saturday and Sunday, the utility announced in a statement on Friday afternoon. Eskom said its generating capacity constraints were exacerbated by the delay in returning units to service...
  7. Jan

    Eskom plans to restart Koeberg from tonight

    Good news for load-shedding — Koeberg to come back online Eskom plans to start synchronising one of the Koeberg nuclear power station's generating units to the grid on Friday evening, more than six times after it first went offline. The utility has suffered numerous delays in bringing back the...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Thieves sentenced four years after stealing over half a tonne of cable

    Thieves sentenced four years after stealing over half a tonne of cable Eskom has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of three cable thieves, who stole at least 564kg of the power utility’s aluminium overhead conductor cable. According to Eskom, Bafana Masilela, Antonio Munyathi and Gutu...
  9. Jan

    Eskom announces Stage 4 complete with timetable - and a weekend warning

    Eskom returns to load-shedding timetables — Stage 4 announced Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 4 load-shedding during Thursday's evening peak due to a shortage of generation capacity and colder weather. Stage 2 load-shedding will run from 05:00 to 16:00, and will increase to...
  10. Jan

    Court reserves judgement in climate activists' case against 3,000MW gas power plant

    Eskom rescue plan hits first roadblock — Legal action against 3,000MW gas power plant South Africa's plan to quickly add power to Eskom's grid has run into its first barrier in the form court hearing initiated by climate activists. GroundWork — a non-profit environmental justice organisation —...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Stage 2 load-shedding for evening peaks on Wednesday and Thursday

    Stage 2 load-shedding for evening peaks on Wednesday and Thursday Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 16:00 until midnight on Wednesday and Thursday due to a shortage of generation capacity. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the utility said it suffered delays in returning a...
  12. Jan

    We tested a DIY mini UPS for a Wi-Fi router

    We built our own Wi-Fi router UPS for R785 that can survive Stage 6 load-shedding MyBroadband tested building a do-it-yourself uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for a Wi-Fi router, and it easily survived a 4-hour power outage. Although there are initiatives afoot to end load-shedding in South...
  13. Jan

    Hawks arrest former Eskom employee for alleged R11-million meter reading fraud

    Eskom employee nailed for R11-million meter reading fraud The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has arrested a former Eskom senior billing clerk for allegedly defrauding the state-owned power utility of R11 million. Liesel Maria Wolmarans appeared in the Gqeberha Specialised...
  14. Jan

    Eskom releases more details about massive battery storage system contracts

    Eskom's big battery plan — by the numbers Eskom has provided more details on the contracts awarded to Hyosung Heavy Industries and Pinggao Group for its flagship Battery Energy Storage System project. The utility recently confirmed the two successful bidders would contribute a combined 687MWh...
  15. Jan

    Eskom's hunt for more power puts Zimbabwe import deals at risk

    Eskom wants to take over Zimbabwe's power import contracts Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the South African state-owned power utility, is looking to replace Zimbabwe as an importer of electricity from Mozambique and Zambia to help ease rolling blackouts. [Bloomberg]
  16. Jan

    Ellies drops the ball during Stage 6 load-shedding

    Ellies blunder that cost it millions Load-shedding has presented Ellies with a tremendous opportunity to increase its revenue and profit significantly, but it failed to capitalise on Eskom’s failure to provide reliable power effectively. Ellies was established in 1979 by Ellie Salkow as a...
  17. Jan

    Eskom signs up Hyosung Heavy Industries and Pinggao Group for batteries

    These companies will provide the first batteries for Eskom's massive backup energy storage system Hyosung Heavy Industries and Pinggao Group are the first companies contracted to provide large lithium-ion batteries to Eskom for its massive battery energy storage system (BESS). The power...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom needs R1.2 trillion to shift to renewables by 2030 — And will need private investors

    Eskom needs R1.2 trillion to shift to renewables by 2030 — And will need private investors South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said its energy-transition plan may require as much as R1.2 trillion rand of investment for new-generation and distribution capacity, with the bulk of the money...
  19. Jan

    Eskom being robbed blind

    People are stealing Eskom dry Unscrupulous Eskom staff and contractors are stealing the state-owned power utility dry, and cable theft forces it to spend about R2 billion every year replacing stolen cables. An Eskom spokesperson told MyBroadband that the utility also tracks cable theft...
  20. Jan

    Plan to fix Eskom, remove 100MW embedded generation limit, buy more private power

    South Africa's big plan to fix Eskom and end load-shedding President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his plan to end load-shedding, including bringing skilled engineers back to Eskom, incentivising the uptake of rooftop solar, and buying surplus capacity from independent power producers. He...
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