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  1. Jamie McKane

    How Eskom was destroyed

    How Eskom was destroyed As South Africans are once again dumped into darkness, many are wondering how Eskom went from the most efficient power producer in the world to a company which cannot keep the lights on. To answer this question, it is necessary to look at Eskom’s past and what happened...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Big problems at Eskom

    Big problems at Eskom Eskom’s latest system status report has shown that there is a high likelihood of load-shedding for the next three months with severe electricity shortages expected. As part of its system status report, Eskom published its maintenance plan and the “planned risk level” of...
  3. Jamie McKane

    South Africa facing a bad year for load-shedding

    South Africa facing a bad year for load-shedding Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha has warned that the risk of load-shedding remains elevated for the better part of 2021. He said significant levels of load-shedding is expected until at least September, after which the risk will be...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Eskom load-shedding from 2000 to 2020

    Eskom load-shedding from 2000 to 2020 2021 started with two nights of load-shedding after unexpected breakdowns at Koeberg and a few older coal-fired power stations. Breakdowns resulted in a loss of 12,073MW in addition to 6,672MW of generation capacity that is offline because of planned...
  5. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's electricity crisis hits in 2021

    South Africa's electricity crisis hits in 2021 Eskom today announced that it will implement stage 2 load-shedding between 22:00 and 05:00 on Wednesday 6 January and Thursday 7 January. Eskom said the load-shedding is necessary to recover and preserve its emergency generation reserves.
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Powership company among IPPs bidding to help Eskom plug electricity gap

    Powership company among IPPs bidding to help Eskom plug electricity gap South Africa’s program to narrow a shortage of as much as 3,000 megawatts of electricity generation has drawn interest from solar, gas and powership developers. Richards Bay Gas Power 2, Scatec Solar SA and Karpowership SA...
  7. Jamie McKane

    All of Eskom's operations are now bleeding money

    All of Eskom's operations are now bleeding money Eskom's generation, transmission, and distribution operations are all bleeding money. This is according to Rapport, which explained that Eskom CFO Calib Cassim's presentation on the group's interim results showed that all three these divisions...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Top Eskom executive used free electricity for 14 years - Report

    Top Eskom executive used free electricity for 14 years - Report A top Eskom executive has had an illegally-connected electricity meter at his Fourways home and has used free electricity since 2006, The Sunday Times reports. According to the report, the executive in question is Eskom acting...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Eskom stage 2 load-shedding on Saturday and Sunday

    Eskom stage 2 load-shedding on Saturday and Sunday Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 06:00 until 23:00 on Saturday 12 December and Sunday 13 December 2020. Eskom said that this load-shedding is being implemented in order to replenish the emergency generation...
  10. Jamie McKane

    R1.6-billion victory for Eskom in corruption investigation

    R1.6-billion victory for Eskom in corruption investigation Eskom has announced it has recovered R1.56 billion from ABB South Africa as a full settlement for a dispute over corrupt contracts awarded by the power utility. The settlement relates to an overpayment dispute relating to a contract...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Eskom power system under severe pressure

    Eskom power system under severe pressure Eskom’s power system is under severe pressure, and it is currently running all the diesel generators and hydro storage facilities it can to avoid load-shedding. This is feedback from Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshansha, who was discussing the issue...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Former Eskom CEO makes extraordinary load-shedding claim

    Former Eskom CEO makes extraordinary load-shedding claim Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko said his dismissal, which was partly driven by then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, resulted in a new spate of load-shedding in South Africa which cost the economy R266 billion. This was part of the...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Eskom working to fix major power outages in Gauteng

    Eskom working to fix major power outages in Gauteng Eskom has confirmed the occurrence of widespread power outages across Gauteng, stating that it is working on fixing the faults. The power utility said the extended power outages were due to a number of power grid faults as well as the recent...
  14. Jamie McKane

    The price of exposing incompetent Eskom employees

    The price of exposing incompetent Eskom employees Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has shed light on the uphill battle he faces in cutting down on corruption at the state-owned power utility. Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Times following the company's financial results for the year ended...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Eskom publishes annual financial results

    Eskom publishes annual financial results Eskom has said it will have to increase electricity prices or have to get more bailouts from the government at the expense of South African taxpayers. The power utility on Friday released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2020 and said...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Eskom whistle-blower writes open letter to CEO

    Eskom whistle-blower writes open letter to CEO Former Trillian Management Consulting CEO Bianca Goodson has written an explosive letter to Eskom CEO André de Ruyter about life after speaking up about corruption. Goodson is one of the foremost whistle-blowers around corruption at Eskom and is...
  17. Jamie McKane

    How Eskom really operates

    How Eskom really operates As the main supplier of electricity in South Africa, Eskom is the most important state-owned enterprise and a cornerstone of the country’s economy. Without a stable electricity supply, it is impossible for the economy to grow, create jobs, and alleviate poverty.
  18. Jamie McKane

    The plan to make Eskom's transmission business independent

    The plan to make Eskom's transmission business independent Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has provided an explanation of how the government plans to separate its transmission business into an independent entity. De Ruyter was speaking at an online event hosted by Nedbank, EE Business Intelligence...
  19. Jamie McKane

    More value placed on BEE than carbon emissions for Eskom's renewable power stations

    More value placed on BEE than carbon emissions for Eskom's renewable power stations Eskom has an ambitious plan to repurpose four of its old coal-fired power stations, changing them to use renewable or low-carbon power generation technologies. Experts say the project may be flawed, however...
  20. Joseph matane

    GridCars electric vehicle charging station

    Hey Guys I could like to ask few questions anyone who has knowledge regarding EVs can respond Do government have regulations regarding how much can electric vehicle charging station charge client per Kwh? Because it seems GridCars and partners have increased prices recently based on their live...
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