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THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA Dear S.A, take a look at this…
South Africa’s electricity problem has become global news, some have even turned it into a global joke. There is evidently a crisis here…for the past decade, the
27 Feb 2020
Producing Power Outside of Eskom Investment Opportunities Arise as SA’s Energy Minister looks at Producing Power Outside of Eskom
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe revealed on Tuesday that government is looking forward to creating a new entity with the ability to generate power
06 Feb 2020
The Roadmap for Eskom 2019 and its impact on the IPP industry by Jason van der Poel, Alexandra Felekis, Mzukisi Kota & Mongezi Dladla at Webber Wentzel
On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, released, and held a media briefing on, a special paper entitled "Roadmap for Eskom
12 Nov 2019
Experts mull over Eskom’s future as South Africa awaits IRP "Eskom's debt burden a 'fallacy'"
Whilst South Africans may still be relatively in the dark over the release date of the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlining the country’s future energy plans,
22 May 2019
Eskom’s seven deadly integrity sins Has the lesson been learnt?
Eskom has yet again surged into the headlines and hyped the national angst with renewed load shedding, unbundling and the new business model happening at the same time. This calls
19 Mar 2019
SA Energy Minister Radebe, Indian Commerce Minister Chaudhary and Eskom CEO at opening of African Utility Week on Tuesday Mother City to welcome 7000+ energy and water professionals
A stellar line-up will kick off the 18th edition of African Utility Week in Cape Town on Tuesday, 15 May, with an inspiring opening session, including the South African Minister
14 May 2018
Nuclear Energy Does South Africa have a real need?
Donald Kaberuka, a former president of the African Development Bank, said: “In all areas of infrastructure services, such as… energy…there is a large gap when
19 Mar 2018 - I. P.
The need for alternative energy solutions Tariff increase highlights homeowners’ Need for alternative energy solutions
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) today presented its decision regarding Eskom’s proposed 26.9% increase in electricity tariffs for
16 Jan 2018
Energy future on a knife-edge In 2015, Eskom was load shedding its customers. Eskom didn’t have enough electricity, so instead of allowing a grid meltdown, where the whole grid went down, Eskom did something they called “load shedding.” This means that for between two and four hours at a time, Eskom switched off parts of the national electricity grid, thus saving themselves major problems. They kept their power stations running as best they could and they simply switched off their clients.
The problems were caused by electricity growth exceeding supply of new power stations; by failures in the system; and by bad long term implementation plans. this being switched
30 Oct 2017 - D. L. / E. E.
Energy 2030: Wind energy steps up to the plate With over fifteen years as a senior practitioner in the Southern African Development, Education and Energy policy sectors, Brenda Martin is the perfect leader to bring her expertise as CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association discusses renewable energy
Selected for the position in October last year, she explains that it has been quite exciting taking on such a dynamic industry. “I often find that from Monday to Friday,
30 Oct 2017 - S. M.


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