Posts tagged as capacity

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 […]

Energize Inbox, April 2015

  re: Eskom must shed 1081 white engineers Sir The media recently reported that Eskom’s CEO said that the utility must shed 1081 white engineers in order to correct the demographics of the organisation. Although Eskom has backpedalled on these reports, following a statement by the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, it is clear that someone […]

Recommendations to address the generation capacity “crisis” in SA

  The 2014 electricity blackouts in have brought into stark relief the failure by government, the Department of Energy, the Department of Public Enterprises, Eskom and municipalities to provide an adequate and sustainable electricity supply to meet the growing needs of the country, the economy and its people. The 1998 Government White Paper on Energy […]

ICASA IMT roadmap a leap forward in the spectrum debacle

  The publication of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) roadmap for radio frequency spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for comment has been welcomed by many of the vendors of telecommunication equipment and some South African telcos. They said it was a great leap forward.  It is significant that ICASA has followed […]

Renewable energy generation connection capacity assessment

Information from Eskom There is a move towards introducing renewable energy (RE) sources into the South African energy mix. At present developers of RE generation projects do not have a clear idea of the available capacity for connection of projects to the transmission network. To address this situation a study was undertaken by Eskom to […]

The state of the electricity power system in South Africa

by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Publishers Chris Yelland speaking on Radio 702 on Friday 7 January 2011 with Stephen Grootes, discussing Eskom and the state of the electricity power system in South Africa. Click here to listen to the discussion (MP3 audio file)