AMEU president’s legacy awards programme 2019: Call for participation

The Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities (AMEU) has introduced a new awards programme called the “Legacy Awards programme”. This was announced by Moferefere Tshabalala, the previous AMEU president in his speech at last year’s AMEU Convention in Pretoria. The AMEU invites readers to submit their application(s) for participation by 15 June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will […]

Standard Bank withdraws funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

. Further to information received from reliable sources last year, and published by EE Publishers in an article in September 2018, Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed to EE Publishers in writing that “as things stand presently, Standard Bank is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa [new coal IPP] projects”. […]

Eskom’s COO joins international research institute

Eskom’s chief operating officer, Jan Oberholzer, has been appointed onto the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). A seat on this board gives Eskom direct access to some of the most cutting edge energy research available, and offers the company a position to influence EPRI’s strategic direction and work programme. Phakamani […]

No more load-shedding?

According to the minister of public enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, Eskom has committed itself to keeping the lights on this winter by adding additional generating units to the grid and limiting the amount of generating capacity lost to unplanned outages. Speaking to a large media contingent at a hurriedly arranged media briefing at the Lethabo power […]

Nero fiddles, while the prospect of load shedding in South Africa continues

. Electricity customers and the public in South Africa experienced Stage 2 (2000 MW) manual rotating load shedding in late 2018 and Stage 4 (4000 MW) in February and March 2019. However, while Nero fiddles the prospect of further load shedding is set to continue in the months ahead. But there seems little sign that […]

Energy association makes changes at the top

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) has announced the appointment of a new chair and a new secretary-general. Kiren Maharaj will take over the reigns from Brian Statham after his tenure as the secretary-general of SANEA from 2000 to 2006 and as executive chairman from March 2007 – 2019. Wendy Poulton has been […]