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Eskom suspends loadshedding over the long weekend

By: News24Wire      22nd September 2023 Due to the sustained improved performance of generation availability as well as the anticipated lower demand over the long weekend, Stage 2... 

Electricity Minister Kgosietsho Ramokgopa says Eskom has provided a response to the issues raised in the appeal

Early Kusile restart uncertain as Creecy adjudicates emissions appeal 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd September 2023 The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment (DFFE) has confirmed that Minister Barbara Creecy is still adjudicating an appeal of the... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Grid investment ‘fully funded’ for next three years, but scale-up requires alternative models 

By: Terence Creamer     21st September 2023 Eskom has indicated that it has sufficient funding for the coming three years for the grid infrastructure investments that will be pursued in line... 

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Eskom expects NTCSA to begin trading from April 

By: Terence Creamer     19th September 2023 Eskom expects the remaining suspensive conditions required for the operationalisation of the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) to... 

Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink

'We have been doing nothing for 10 years': Idle Tshwane power stations cost the City billions

By: News24Wire      19th September 2023 Around R300-million is spent annually on salaries for staff and maintenance at the Rooiwal and Pretoria West power stations, which have not been... 

R107m Steenbras Dam scheme upgrade in the works to help Cape Town ease loadshedding  

By: News24Wire      18th September 2023 A R107-million refurbishment of the Steenbras Hydro Pumped Storage Scheme is on the pipeline, with Capetonians hoping it will bring further relief... 

Power lines

Energy Regulator approves two outstanding licences for new grid company 

By: Terence Creamer     18th September 2023 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved the two licence applications required for the operationalisation of the National... 

The Atlantis OCGT plant

Diesel supply problem blamed for low OCGT use during intense loadshedding week 

By: Terence Creamer     17th September 2023 Eskom has confirmed that problems in the diesel supply chain last week meant that it did not operate its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) as “hard”... 

Eskom's Megawatt Park

Further reprieve from Stage 6 over the weekend, Eskom says

By: News24Wire      15th September 2023 Loadshedding will be reduced to Stages 2 and 4 over the weekend, Eskom said in a statement on Friday afternoon. Stage 4 loadshedding was... 

Solar PV panels

SA imported an entire Eskom power station's worth of solar panels - in just 6 months

By: News24Wire      15th September 2023 South Africa quadrupled its solar panel imports from China in the first half of 2023 to 3.4GW – which, at peak production, amounts to nearly the... 

Electricity pylons

High loadshedding stages 'temporary', as government assures it has measures to tackle blackouts  

By: News24Wire      14th September 2023 Cabinet has been given the assurance that the current higher stages of loadshedding are temporary. This is according to Minister in the Presidency... 

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