Posts tagged as costs

Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa

Meridian Economics published a report recently on Eskom’s financial crisis and the decreasing demand for electricity while its costs continue to rise dramatically, driven primarily by its new-build programme. This is the executive summary of the report. The South African power system has reached a crossroads. Eskom, the national power utility, is experiencing an unprecedented period […]

Calling out the wolf in sheep’s clothing

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), a non-profit civil action organisation, has studied the recent interview of Eskom’s David Nicholls by Chris Yelland of EE Publishers and offers the following response. Eskom’s commences its inquiry by assuming we can only build traditional “baseload power”. It then shoots down the gas option as “will cost […]

Nuclear operator to cut O&M costs by 5% by 2018

  Nuclear Energy Insider reports that Electrabel, Engie’s Belgian subsidiary, is to reduce operation and maintenance costs by 5% by 2018. Engie, formerly GDF Suez, launched a short term programme in June to implement US AP 913 performance standards at Electrabel’s seven Belgian nuclear power plants in order to improve equipment reliability and reduce maintenance […]

How to save money and the environment

  South African electricity prices increased 78% between 2008 and 2011, and by more than 20% year-on-year from 2010 to 2013. Prices are predicted to rise by a further 8% year-on-year until 2018, taking the cost per kWh to 89,13 cents in 2018, up from 65,51 cents in 2013 – and this is before we […]

Monitoring mileage, fuel consumption and e-toll fees

  GPS Log Book is a cost-effective and efficient electronic logbook which plugs into a vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket and records every trip using GPS and logging software. The mileage, usage and positioning data are then uploaded to a secure site via a computer, where each trip can be categorised and annotated. The result is […]

SASGI 2013 delegate registration and costs

SA Surveying + Geomatics Indaba 2013 Conference and exhibition ofsurveying, geo-informatics, GIS, mapping, remote sensing and location-basedbusiness DATES: Mon, Tue & Wed, 22, 23 & 24 July 2013VENUE: Emperors Palace, Jones Road, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. Back to SASGI 2013 homepage  . Delegate registration and costs Please complete and submit the order form below without delay […]