Eskom employees were on Sunday “held hostage” by community members in Zonkizizwe, Ekurhuleni, and allegedly forced to unlawfully restore power supply in the area. The power supplier has been implementing load reduction in a number of areas in Gauteng to avoid overloading in “high-density areas that are prone to illegal[…]
No loadshedding was expected this week, but South African power utility, Eskom, warned on Sunday that the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained high. “Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the week, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remains. The system remains constrained and vulnerable,”[…]
Eskom has welcomed the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, paving the way for the utility to recover R27 billion from consumers. The court set aside Nersa’s tariff decision and granted Eskom leave to apply to Nersa for additional expenses incurred in the[…]
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 09:00 on Tuesday. Load shedding is likely to continue for the rest of the week, the power utility said in a statement on Tuesday morning. “There have been further delays on some generation units that were expected to return to service today,”[…]
Independent Power Producers comprise less than 5% of Eskom sales, members of Parliament have heard. The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was on Wednesday briefed by several stakeholders in the energy industry on measures to solve Eskom’s operational and governance challenges. Among them was UCT Professor Anton Eberhard, who also[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says train services have been fully restored in the Western Cape after the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) paid its outstanding bill to Eskom. Eskom had earlier terminated the electricity supply due to non-payment, resulting in thousands of commuters being stranded during the afternoon[…]
As if the province’s transport woes can’t any worse, the entire Western Cape rail network is temporarily suspended with immediate effect due to Eskom disconnecting traction supply. Its believed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) owes Eskom millions in unpaid power bills. No trains are operating at present,[…]
As the power generation system has sufficiently improved with the successful return of a unit and adequate emergency reserves, Eskom does not expect to implement load shedding on Sunday. “However, the generation plant remains unreliable and unpredictable, and the possibility remains that load shedding may be implemented at short notice[…]
Cash-strapped Eskom will start offering a voluntary retrenchment package to managers in non-core operations, as well as employees over the age of 60 across the group. In a communique sent to all group executives on February 6, Eskom said that the window for applications will open in the third week[…]
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe told reporters on the sidelines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town that the government hoped to create a new power generation entity distinct from Eskom. His remarks came after his opening address at the indaba on Monday morning,[…]
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