Posts tagged as Eskom

The Jacob Marley column: Supercritical

  Sir This topic invites a strange introduction. In October 1901, several daring Boer commandos attacked the rearguard of British Colonel Benson’s column at Bakenlaagte in Mpumalanga. During the ensuing melee, great bravery was demonstrated by both sides. Colonel Benson, a Magersfontein veteran, died the next morning from wounds received on the field of battle. […]

Steep tariff increases stunts economic growth

  South Africans can expect the increase in electricity tariffs next year to be between 10 and 13%. This is the opinion of market and industry research company, Frost and Sullivan, following the National Energy Regulator of SA’s (NERSA’s) recent announcement that it has approved the regulatory clearing account (RCA) for Eskom. This adjustment was given in […]

NERSA decision on the MYPD2 regulatory clearing account assessment

  The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) announced today that it has approved the Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) balance of R7818-million for Eskom. The approved RCA balance is for the second Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD2) control period, 2010 to 2013, and will be implemented in the 2015/16 financial year. On 29 August 2013, Eskom submitted its […]

Technologies for clean coal-power generation

  Coal is going to be an important component of power generation for many years to come. Increasing environmental requirements state that pollution associated with the burning of coal for power generation must be reduced if not eliminated altogether. Technologies for the removal of the harmful by-products associated with the burning of coal have been […]

Cigré Study Committee B1 (Insulated cables)

  Cigré Study Committee (SC) B1 covers all types of AC and DC insulated cable systems for both land and submarine applications, and focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on high voltage and extra high voltage systems. Within this field, the SC covers theory, design, applications, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and diagnostic techniques of insulated […]

Eskom shake-up on the cards…

  Shortly after new minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown, read Eskom Generation the riot act at the 2014 Eskom financial results presentation on 11 July 2014, there are signs that a significant shake-up is on the cards at Eskom. Mike Rossouw, former general manager engineering at Richards Bay Minerals, group executive strategy and risk […]

Strike reduces staff by 30% at new build projects

  Eskom’s new build projects (Medupi, Kusile and Ingula) are being delayed again – this time by the NUMSA metal workers’ strike. The utility reports that attendance by contracting workers at its new build power station construction sites is at about 70% of normal levels due to the strike, and that work is therefore affected […]

Video: Minister tells Eskom to “do something extraordinary”

  Speaking at the utility’s integrated results announcement meeting on 11 July 2014, Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises said that the utility needs to improve its performance by thinking outside the box and doing something extraordinary. Eskom has reported a net profit of R7,1-billion for the year ended 31 March 2014 (which includes profit on […]

Cigré SC A2: Power transformers and reactors – fire safety

  A failure of a transformer does not always cause a fire, however, if this does happen the consequences can be very severe. The extent of the damage may even cascade to the adjacent plant. Cigré Study Committee (SC) A2 initiated a working group (WG A2.33) which looked at transformer fire safety and compiled a […]