Posts tagged as electricity

NERSA responds to Eskom’s request for 25,3% tariff hike

  The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) has responded to an application request received from Eskom for the selective reopening of the Third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) decision for the 2015/16 to 2017/18 period. Eskom’s selective reopener application requires cost recovery of R32,9-billion for the utility’s open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) and a further R19,9-billion for […]

UPS for domestic, commercial and industrial applications

  The PSS Power Series UPS units can be used in domestic, commercial and industrial applications and are generator compatible. Sizes range from 1 to 15 kVA. These devices, which employ true on-line double conversion techniques, and supply a clean pure sine wave output, provide surge, spike, dip and blackout protection with zero-second switch-over delay. […]

Eskom domestic single phase tariffs: prepayment vs. credit metering

  Domestic electricity users often ask for details of Eskom’s electricity pricing and the options of prepayment vs. credit metering. The summary below prepared by EE Publishers provides the details in a digestible form. 1. Credit metering 1.1 Homepower 4, with an 80 A 1-phase credit meter: (typically supplying higher-consumption households with many electrical appliances) […]

Utility accelerates power station plant maintenance

  Eskom reports that is has successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive, which began on 24 April 2015, without load shedding, and that it will continue with its maintenance schedule over weekends. Eskom’s acting chief executive, Brian Molefe, says that the utility’s maintenance teams were able to perform planned maintenance on 2303 MW […]

The road ahead: gaining momentum from energy transformation

  Energy transformation is being driven by five global megatrends interacting with and amplified by a set of shifts taking place within the power sector. These five megatrends – technological breakthroughs; climate change and resource scarcity; demographic and social change; a shift in global economic power and rapid urbanisation – are challenges for all businesses. […]

Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs

  A set of cost-effective privately owned and operated floating power stations, moored at a number of South African harbours, would provide much needed electricity to the country and would remove the need for most of the loadshedding currently being experienced. These floating power stations are known as power ships (Fig. 1).     Having […]

Expansion and acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement programme

  Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the Minister of Energy announced the preferred bidders for Bid Window 4 of the REIPPP, and made the following statement regarding the expansion and acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement programme in respect renewable energy, coal, gas and industrial co-generation on 16 April 2015 as follows: Starts… Resolving the energy challenge remains a […]