Posts tagged as Eskom

Corpses block main gate to Eskom’s HQ

There were amazing scenes at Eskom’s head office in Johannesburg this morning. In a protest action arranged by Greenpeace Africa, the main entrance was littered with “corpses” on cots, and chained together to prevent security personnel from removing them. When EE Publishers’ investigative editor and cub reporter, Chris Yelland, arrived to attend a prearranged meeting […]

Position of new Eskom Group chief executive attracts interest

. Mr Andy (Andries) Calitz, a highly respected leader in the global oil and gas energy sector, has confirmed to EE Publishers that he applied for the job of Group CEO of Eskom Holdings to replace outgoing Group CEO Phakamani Hadebe before the closing date of 2 August 2019. “Given the need for due transparent […]

Response to the application for import tariffs on solar panels

BusinessChief.com reports that SegenSolar, a southern African subsidiary of the UK’s Segen group, has offered an opinion on South Africa’s proposed introduction of tariffs on all imported crystaline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. On 29 March 2019, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa published an application proposing the introduction of tariffs on all […]

“Don’t do anything foolish”, Eskom tells learners

Eskom recently launched its new “ska baiza” campaign which is aimed at educating communities about the safe use of electricity. Derived from everyday South African “township lingo”, “U-ska baiza” means “don’t do anything foolish”. Eskom will spread this message across the country during August, actively engaging schools and communities to ensure that the safe use […]

On the brink of a death spiral

With debt approaching R450-billion and an operating deficit of R20,7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year, and the utility being unable to cover its operational and debt-servicing costs with revenue from sales of electricity, Eskom is on the brink of a death spiral. This is the implication from the figures presented at Eskom’s recent Integrated Results […]

The crisis at Kusile and the titanic Eskom continues…

. Eleven years after construction started on Eskom’s massive 4800 MW Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, not one of its six 800 MW generator units is currently delivering power into the grid. Construction started at Kusile in 2008, and all six generation units were planned to be in commercial service by […]

Flexibility from the Carolinas to South Africa

Among the biggest challenges for flexible operations is to determine how long a power plant can run at a lower level without incurring damage or increasing costs. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is helping Duke Energy and Eskom to fine-tune power plants for lower loads and other flexible modes.  Duke Energy, based in Charlotte, […]

Is loadshedding imminent? – Ask the weatherman

We should be grateful we’re having a mild winter. Without the power received from the independently owned and operated renewable energy-sourced power stations we’d be in the dark – or facing serious loadshedding events right now. Since we are not experiencing loadshedding at present,  some may believe that Eskom’s power stations are on the mend […]