Eskom told to restart R4-billion Duvha tender

  The Johannesburg high court interdicted Eskom on Friday from continuing with a controversial R4-billion tender to replace power station Duvha’s damaged boiler. Eskom awarded the contract to Chinese firm Dongfang in March, even though it quoted R1-billion more than its rivals. But in April losing bidders General Electric, along with Murray & Roberts, approached […]

New Eskom board reveal marred by more Gupta questions

  Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Friday, 23 June 2017, reappointed four Eskom directors who, exactly a week ago, she said she wanted to get rid of. The four directors retained at Eskom’s annual general meeting on Friday are joined by four new nonexecutives and new acting CEO Johnny Dladla, and include chief financial […]

Eskom board appoints acting CEO

  Eskom has announced the appointment of Johnny Dladla as Acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. Dladla has 22 years of experience within the power utility,  including five years as CEO of Eskom Enterprises and its subsidiaries. Dladla, a Chartered Marketer, has studied across a range of critical fields including finance and accounting at Harvard Business School, […]

Large scale energy storage test and demonstration facility launched

  Eskom’s Research Testing & Development (RTD) department has established a battery test and demonstration facility at its Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville. The objective of this facility is to compare different technologies and supplier products under identical conditions and to identify which of these products is suitable for Eskom’s future needs for energy […]

Eskom seeks 20% tariff increase

  Eskom wants its clients to pay on average 19,9% more for electricity from 1 April next year and proposes that municipalities pay 27,3% more for bulk electricity purchases from 1 July, 2018. This comes against the background of controversy about an aborted irregular R30-million pension benefit for its former CEO Brian Molefe, after serving […]

In memoriam: Bennie de Lange

  Barend Jacobus (Bennie) de Lange  passed away in hospital on 21 May 2017 after a battle with cancer. His memorial service was held on 26 May at the Dutch Reformed Church in Springs North. Bennie served the Highveld branch of the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) in a voluntary position as secretary, a position he […]

The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

  About a month ago, the following questions relating to Eskom debt were put to Eskom and its financial director, Anoj Singh, in writing by EE Publishers, through the official channels of communication, namely Eskom Mediadesk and the Eskom spokesman. Despite numerous re-sends and reminders, and even escalation of the questions to the spokesman of […]

Energy minister briefs parliament on nuclear, IPP and gas plans

  The newly appointed minister of energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, presented her department’s budget for 2017/2018 to parliament recently. She outlined some of her department’s plans for the coming year. This article summarises her speech. The minister said that her department will spend R8,1-billion in the 2017/2018 financial year to support the energy sector, which currently […]

NERSA to formally investigate Eskom’s refusal to sign PPAs

  The National Energy Regulator’s (NERSA’s) electricity sub-committee has responded to a complaint issued by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), indicating that it has launched a formal investigation into Eskom’s conduct.  This follows a preliminary investigation, which found that there was sufficient grounds to warrant further action. Brenda Martin, the CEO of SAWEA, […]

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