Posts tagged as Eskom

Eskom, BHP Billiton and the secret commodity-linked electricity pricing deals

A presentation to the South African National Energy Association by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers Johannesburg, May 2011 Chairman of SANEA, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank SANEA for the invitation to present this evening. And this especially at a time when the media in the UK is becoming increasingly discredited and demonised in the ongoing scandal […]

Society for the Blind helps with energy saving

Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind are assisting Magnet with its current Eskom project, a joint initiative to save energy through the use of energy saving showerheads and water restrictors for taps. According to Magnet managing director Brian Howarth, the team, who are employed by the company, have already prepared over 8000 energy […]

Multiple cavity water heater system

University of Pretoria mechanical engineering graduate Nicholas Nouwens has impressed the judges at the 2011 Eskom eta Awards with his multiple cavity water heater system which increases geyser efficiency. The multiple cavity water heater system is a modification that sub-divides a geyser water storage tank into two cavities and creates a mechanism that allows the […]

National LED roll-out

Philips Electronics and Eskom have announced Africa’s largest LED lighting deal to date. Under the agreement, 200 000 Philips MasterLED lamps are being distributed by Karebo Systems at discounted prices throughout South Africa to professional users of lighting such as hotels, banks, offices and retail outlets. The deal is aimed at replacing 50 W halogen […]

Magnet 055/01MB:Energy saving showerheads at no cost

Eskom has awarded electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation supplier Magnet and energy efficiency company Energywise to distribute and install energy saving showerheads at no cost to organisations with multiple shower facilities. The programme, aimed at organisations around the country sectors including mining, industry, government, education and corporate and commercial sectors, is expected to save 330 […]

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

South Africa’s latest group of aspiring scientists were honoured for their achievements at the national finals of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.   Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor with the medal winners, guests of honour and speakers at the expo. After months of competition, regional finals and intensive examination and appraisal by a […]

Solar water heating rebate workshop

Eskom’s Integrated Demand Side Management division (IDSM) recently hosted a solar water heating rebate programme workshop to advise industry of the current situation around the remaining budget and the consequent way forward. Addressing the workshop, IDSM manager Andrew Etzinger said that of the R328-million originally allocated to the rebate programme for the current financial year, […]

Energy efficient lighting for five Eskom buildings

by Sefale Mokoena and Tamolo Qhala, Eskom Eskom has implemented its Internal Energy Efficiency drive to bring about savings at 15 facilities. Please download the PDF

PAIA Application

  Click here to download the full judgement by Judge Kgomo (2 MB pdf file) On 5 August 2011, Judge Kgomo handed down judgement in the South Gauteng High Court ordering Eskom, BHP Billiton and their business associates to hand over all documents requested by Media24 in terms of a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application. This will reveal details of […]

Chiawelo to be reconnected

Eskom has restored power to most parts of Chiawelo in Soweto and will restore power to the remaining areas once it is safe to do so. This follows violent action which focused on the tamper-proof meters that Eskom had installed in the area four years ago as part of a programme aimed at combating electricity […]