Unit 1 at Koeberg nuclear power station is expected to be synchronised to the grid by the end of the month after the unit’s three steam generators were successfully replaced. “Thereafter, the unit will start supplying electricity to the national grid. However, the output will be ramped up to full power[…]
Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says Eskom will prioritise electricity to areas which were heavily affected over the weekend. The prioritisation stems from several areas around the Western and Eastern Cape that experienced major floods and storms which claimed lives of numerous citizens and leaving thousand displaced caused by gale[…]
By Lee-Yandra Paulsen In a recent development, the organization Stop COCT has joined the GOOD party by approaching the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to contest the City of Cape Town’s proposed electricity tariff increase. Stop COCT argued that the proposed increase exceeds the 15.1% limit approved by[…]
LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday described the challenges facing crisis-stricken Eskom as “complex” saying measures were being taken to address them. Speaking at his first public engagement since returning from attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in the UK on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said: “The challenge is being addressed. It’s a complex[…]
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has again appealed for electricity to be used sparingly as the power utility battles to keep the lights on in South Africa amid Stage 6 blackouts on Sunday. Eskom escalated rolling blackouts to Stage 6 this morning due to a continued loss in generating capacity.[…]
LOCAL The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has joined a number of organisations calling for the country to be placed under a state of emergency due to the ongoing electricity crisis. Eskom has been implementing up to Stage 6 rolling blackouts due to losses in generation capacity amid the[…]
LOCAL Eskom has reiterated a call for the public to use electricity sparingly during peak hours by switching off non-essential items. It follows Wednesday’s implementation of Stage 2 rolling blackouts, which ended at 10pm. Eskom has apologised to the public for the recent power cuts – saying management is working on[…]
A Cape Town electricity official has died 12 days after being injured while trying to fix cables damaged by theft and vandalism. A council statement on Saturday said Terence Stringer died in hospital from injuries he sustained when severely vandalised cables in Gugulethu exploded. Stringer, four contractors and a member[…]
Cope says government should review the 15% electricity tariff increase that kicked in on Thursday. The party’s spokesperson Dennis Bloem has condemned the electricity hike. He says it will further kill the economy and hit the poor and unemployed the hardest: “Government can never justify this increase. Millions of people[…]
The City of Cape Town has welcomed the news that South African municipalities now can source their own power as opposed to buying electricity from Eskom. It comes after Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity last week. It also[…]
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