Eskom: from a crisis of capacity, to a crisis of rising prices, declining demand and funding

  An energy sector leader recently observed that the electricity crisis in South Africa is maturing (perhaps like cheese), from generation capacity issues, to issues of the electricity price, tariffs, the price elasticity of demand, and the capacity of Eskom to finance its generation, transmission and distribution activities. Amid the onset of regular load shedding in late 2014, a […]

The future role of gas in South Africa’s power and industrial development mix

  The major objectives of the country, namely poverty alleviation, reducing levels of unemployment and raising standards of living, considered when making recommendations regarding alternative power generation mixes. The report took into examined the economic impact of using various alternative energy sources for electricity generation that are readily available for use in the South African […]