Posts tagged as electricity

Integrated resource plan for electricity 2010-2030: Update report

  Compiled by Mike Rycroft, features editor The DoE has issued the first update of the IRP 2010 which contains significant changes to the original plan. The plan has been issued for public comment and it is anticipated that it will be submitted to cabinet by March 2014. This article summarises some of the main […]

Solar PVs proliferate In Australia

  Electricity demand has fallen by 4,3% in Australia since 2009, but this cannot be blamed on the 2008 global financial crisis as Australia has actually prospered through the crisis. Moreover, according to Hugh Saddler, a consultant in Canberra, there is no reason to believe that this is a temporary phenomenon. Saddler identified four main factors, including energy […]

Eskom’s application to NERSA for review of the BHP Billiton electricity pricing agreements

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers Johannesburg, 7 April 2013 In order to understand the application by Eskom to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a review of the special electricity pricing agreements between Eskom and BHP Billiton for Hillside Potlines 1, 2 and 3, and the powers, authority and duties of the […]

Analysis of the structure of Eskom’s special electricity pricing deals with BHP Billiton

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers Johannesburg, 24 March 2013 Since the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement on 15 March 2013 ordering Eskom to disclose the formulae by which the price of electricity to BHP Billiton’s Hillside and Mozal aluminium smelters is calculated, much has been written in general terms about the effective price per kWh currently […]

Eskom, BHP Billiton and the secret electricity pricing deals…

by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Publishers  To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the article title, and respond.  Within a few weeks, Judge Kgomo of the South Gauteng High Court will rule on whether […]

Former EDI Holdings CEO Phindile Nzimande appointed CEO of NERSA

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers Phindile Nzimande, former CEO of EDI Holdings, has been appointed CEO of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) with effect from 1 May 2011. This follows a decision by the cabinet announced in December 2010 to disband EDI Holdings by 1 April 2011. EDI Holdings was a state-owned […]

Brace yourself

by Mike Rycroft, Mark Botha and Chris Yelland, EE Publishers It is well known that the price of electricity in South Africa has been too low for years. The generation capacity crisis in 2008 prompted a review of Eskom’s build programme and associated funding plan. The original expectation was that there would be a short-duration […]

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)

Governance problems at NERSA – shades of Eskom?

by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Publishers (follow EE Publishers on Twitter) To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“   Once again, public sector governance issues, and battles between the CEO, the board and the responsible minister have rocked […]

EDI restructuring, or putting the REDs to bed?

by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Publishers, www.ee.co.za To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“ Reliable sources have revealed that the cabinet has decided to withdraw a bill published on 17 June 2009 proposing an amendment to […]