Eskom says it will implement Stage 1 loadshedding between 5pm and 8pm today and tomorrow after rolling blackouts earlier this week that saw it being ramped up to Stage 4 due to breakdowns at power stations. The power utility suspended loadshedding last night after four generation units were returned to[…]
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says the power utility has acquired the services of the best experts within Eskom to help with operations excellence. Interviewed on the new SABC news programme, The Watchdog last night, De Ruyter says some managers have been replaced for failing to adhere to standard operating[…]
Eskom has sought to clarify the disciplinary process regarding now dismissed Chief Procurement Officers Solly Tshitangano, after a company called Econ Oil rejected reports on News24 that it was irregularly awarded an R8 billion contract by Tshitangano. In a statement, Econ Oil says the article gives the false impression that[…]
Power utility, Eskom, says it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 9pm on Tuesday to 5am on Wednesday due to a shortage of generation capacity. It says available generation capacity was reduced by the tripping of three generation units. Eskom says the load shedding is also necessary in order[…]
Eskom has confirmed that it is involved in a contractual dispute with the South African arm of Oracle Corporation – which is contracted to provide a number of technical services to the power utility. Eskom says Oracle first claimed it had been underpaid by an amount of approximately R7.3 billion,[…]
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[…]
Energy expert Chris Yelland says Eskom is on “Code Red” for the next six weeks. Eskom announced Stage 2 load-shedding will continue until Wednesday. “It really is expected, Eskom has been giving the message, loud and clear, they’ll be load-shedding for at least next two years. “Last year we were saved by COVID-19 as the demand[…]
Eskom has continued with stage 2 load shedding this weekend which was expected to last until 11 pm on Sunday. The utility extended the rotational power cuts on Friday night as it battled to keep the lights on due to breakdowns. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said there was a possibility[…]
Eskom will implement Stage Two load shedding from Wednesday 17:00 until Friday 23:00. In a statement, the power utility says generation capacity is severely constrained and that this period of load shedding will be used to replenish emergency reserves. “Continued poor performance at the Kusile, Duvha and Tutuka powers stations,[…]
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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