Posts tagged as Eskom

Majuba output continues to increase

  The latest news from Eskom is that its Majuba power station’s output has increased to 1900 MW. Majuba suffered the collapse of one of its three coal silos on 1 November 2014, and the utility reduced the station’s output to 600 MW. Since then, Eskom has managed to increase the station’s output progressively to its […]

Majuba doubles its output after disaster

  Eskom reports that it has increased the power output from Majuba power station from 600 to 1200 MW.  The additional power has assisted with the management of water levels at its Drakensberg and Palmiet pumped water schemes which are used as peak demand stations, and has saved the country from load shedding. The utility […]

Silo’s structural problems brought to Eskom’s attention long ago – Solidarity

  Since January, Eskom has been aware of structural problems of the silo which collapsed at its Majuba power station the day before yesterday, trade union Solidarity said today. Solidarity blames Eskom for not having addressed the issue, accusing the company of negligence. Solidarity has learnt that Eskom workers had been monitoring resonances at the […]

Coal silo collapse removes 3 GW from SA’s grid

  Eskom reports that the Majuba power station suffered a catastrophic event on 1 November 2014 when a coal silo collapsed. No one on the site was injured and the station’s output was reduced from 3600 MW to 1800 MW and then to 600 MW. The utility called a media briefing on 2 November to […]

Eskom and SALGA sign cooperative agreement

  Eskom and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering an active partnership to ensure a cooperative and collaborative working relationship. The MoU was signed by Xolile George, the CEO of SALGA, and Ayanda Noah, Eskom’s group executive for distribution, on 30 October, the final […]

Windaba 2014: full range of RE technologies to tackle energy crisis

  As Eskom continues to declare regular “emergencies” and black outs persist, renewable energy including wind, has the potential to rescue the situation over the next five years – we just need to mix small and large scale technologies, says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). Windaba (Cape Town international conference centre, 3 to […]