Posts tagged as Eskom

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 […]

Eskom calls for locally designed solutions

  Prince Moyo, Eskom’s general manager for power delivery engineering, says that the Medupi power station will feed HVDC power to Gauteng along dedicated power lines. Rejecting the concept of hybrid power lines, Moyo said that pylons will not share AC and DC lines, and that existing infrastructure will not be shared. Speaking at the […]

Human settlement workshop explores SBC data

  Eskom’s GIS directorate recently hosted and coordinated a human settlement workshop at Eskom’s Academy of Learning in Midrand, with 30 attendees from Eskom and other stakeholders involved with human settlement monitoring. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about spatial data on human settlement, and to network with other stakeholders. The utility’s spot […]

Gallery: Eskom human settlement workshop 2014

  Eskom’s GIS directorate recently hosted and coordinated a human settlement workshop at Eskom’s Academy of Learning in Midrand, with 30 attendees from Eskom and other stakeholders in human settlement monitoring. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about spatial data on human settlement, and to network with other stakeholders. The utility’s spot […]