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  1. Jan

    Eskom warns of sudden load-shedding if there are any more breakdowns

    Load-shedding warning for South Africa Eskom has warned that it may be forced to implement load-shedding at short notice should further generating capacity losses occur. "Due to the severely cold weather in parts of the country, coupled with the loss of some generation capacity, Eskom would...
  2. Jan

    Eskom warns intense cold front will put strain on power grid

    Load-shedding warning for South Africa Eskom has urged the public to reduce electricity usage as the South African Weather Service forecasts extremely cold weather this week. "Eskom has not implemented load-shedding since 13 June 2021 due to some improvement in the performance of the...
  3. Jan

    Emergency power plans in chaos in South Africa

    South Africa's emergency power plans in disarray Following the announcement on 18 March 2021 of preferred bidders for 2000 MW of new emergency generation capacity in South Africa, the “non-negotiable” timelines for both financial closure by the end of July 2021 and power to the grid by mid to...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa

    The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa South Africa has experienced load-shedding since 2007 because the country failed to build new power stations to keep up with economic growth and replace ageing generation plants. Between 1961 and 1991, Eskom completed 14 new power stations with...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants

    No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants Eskom does not have enough money to repair or refurbish sixteen of its 99 coal generation units, City Press reported. As a result, these generation units — with a combined generating capacity of 2,635 megawatts — are not used...
  6. Jan

    Eskom wants to adapt or shut down most of its coal plants by 2050, needs R143 billion

    Eskom needs R143 billion to shut down coal plants by 2050 Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state power utility, needs $10 billion to shut most of its coal-fired plants by 2050, a company official said. The utility is in talks with development finance institutions to raise the money, the...
  7. Jan

    Electricity price hikes kick in tomorrow (1 July 2021)

    South African electricity prices increase tomorrow — how much more you will pay Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban residents will pay between 13.48% and 14.59% more for electricity from 1 July. These price hikes follow the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa's) approval of...
  8. Jan

    How much renewable power you can build in South Africa for R451 billion - the cost of Medupi and Kusile

    How much renewable power South Africa can build for the cost of Medupi and Kusile Around 17,000MW of renewable energy capacity can be built for the same cost as Eskom’s troubled Medupi and Kusile coal power stations, estimates from energy expert Chris Yelland have shown. The two 4,800MW power...
  9. Jan

    From fanfare to fiasco - South Africa's emergency plan to fight load-shedding

    Emergency powership plan to end load-shedding in South Africa — from fanfare to fiasco The debacle surrounding South Africa’s bid to secure emergency power supplies has highlighted a dysfunctional energy policy that’s subjecting Africa’s most-industrialized nation to intermittent blackouts...
  10. Jan

    Eskom rubbishes allegations of Duvha coal supply corruption linked to ANC

    Eskom dismisses allegations of corruption linked to ANC Eskom has dismissed allegations from mining and energy advisor Ted Blom that a recent coal supply agreement with Seriti Resources is corrupt. Last month, Seriti Resources announced that Eskom agreed to amend the existing Duvha coal supply...
  11. Jan

    South Africans should never have accepted load-shedding 14 years ago - Eskom

    South Africans should never accept load-shedding, says Eskom South Africans should have never accepted load-shedding when it started 14 years ago, Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said. Speaking to ENCA, he said a lack of maintenance and not bringing new generation capacity online is...
  12. Jan

    Eskom CEO receiving death threats

    Death threats against Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has been facing death threats and unfounded allegations after starting a clean-up operation at the power utility. This was revealed in a News24 interview where he discussed his work to turn around the company which has...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    The cheaper ways to survive load-shedding

    The cheaper ways to survive load-shedding There are several ways to ensure you are able to keep your household electrified during load-shedding, including generators, backup batteries, and going completely off-grid with solar power. Eskom announced on Tuesday night that it would be...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Racism allegations against Eskom boss Andre de Ruyter rubbished by advocate

    Racism allegations against Eskom boss Andre de Ruyter rubbished by advocate The report from Senior Counsel Ishmael Semenya regarding his investigation into the allegations of racism at Eskom has found that there was no substance to the allegations, the power utility announced on Wednesday...
  18. 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...
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