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South Africa to co-host grid financing seminar with JSE in September
10th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that he is planning to co-host a seminar with the JSE in September to unpack various financing options for the expansion of South Africa’s... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
Nedlac mulls new social compacting models after failure of ‘big trade-off’
8th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

With South Africa’s social partners having failed to agree the social compact that President Cyril Ramaphosa called for in his 2022 State of the Nation Address, participants to the 28th National... 


A coal-fired power station
Loadshedding to ease further on Saturday
8th September 2023 By: News24Wire

Rugby fans can expect slightly fewer interruptions to their TV time this weekend, with scheduled power cuts expected to ease a little from early on Saturday morning.  This follows the... 


Scatec CEO Terje Pilskog
Kenhardt hybrid plant to prove competitiveness of dispatchable renewables – Scatec CEO
7th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The global head of renewable-energy group Scatec is “extremely enthusiastic” about the market opportunities in South Africa, where he says variable wind and solar generation offer the cheapest and... 


Power lines
G7 Renewable Energies withdraws case against Eskom's interim grid rules
7th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

G7 Renewable Energies has withdrawn its High Court review against Eskom's Interim Grid Capacity Allocation Rules (IGCAR), following what it describes as “meaningful industry engagements” that have... 


 Jan Oberholzer
As new Mulilo chair, Jan Oberholzer hopes to support 5 GW expansion
6th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South African independent power producer Mulilo Energy has appointed former Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer as its new non-executive chairperson as it gears up to grow its renewables and battery storage... 


Rise in planned maintenance, spike in breakdowns trigger ‘unwelcome’ Stage 6 return
Rise in planned maintenance, spike in breakdowns trigger ‘unwelcome’ Stage 6 return
5th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has attributed the “unwelcome” resumption of Stage 6 loadshedding, during which business and residential areas experience rotational cuts for as much... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa working with DMRE to have updated IRP released for consultation soon
2nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Although persisting with his position that he has the powers to determine the sources of new generation, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says because the Department of Mineral... 


Eskom's Tutuka power station
Stage 4 loadshedding to continue until Sunday morning
31st August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Power utility Eskom says Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented daily until 05:00 on Sunday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00. "This is necessary due... 


Renewables plus storage
Two more risk mitigation hybrid projects take steps toward financial close
31st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Two more preferred bidders selected as part of the much-delayed Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP), which was launched as an emergency procurement round in... 


Eskom interim CEO Cassim Calib, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub and Vodacom South Africa CEO Sitho Mdlalose
Vodacom, Eskom sign historic first virtual wheeling agreement
30th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom and South African State-owned power utility Eskom on Wednesday signed a first-of-its-kind virtual wheeling agreement that moves the JSE-listed firm closer to its... 


Eskom powerlines
Transitional arrangements will enable new grid company to function as buyer and system operator – DPE
30th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has confirmed that transitional arrangements are being put in place to ensure that the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA) will be able... 


Loadshedding bumped to Stage 4 overnight as more generating units fail
29th August 2023 By: News24Wire

Stage 2 loadshedding will continue until 16:00 on Tuesday. Thereafter, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented until 05:00 on Wednesday, Eskom said in a statement. This pattern will be implemented... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe aiming to secure Cabinet approval for ‘IRP 2023’ in Sept
29th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is aiming to seek Cabinet approval to publish an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for public consultation during an upcoming Cabinet... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Western Cape legislature left fuming after Ramokgopa's 11th-hour cancellation
29th August 2023 By: News24Wire

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has once again snubbed the Western Cape legislature's ad-hoc committee on the energy crisis.  Ramokgopa was expected to brief the committee on the impact... 


Image of Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says investors still value South African economy
29th August 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Tuesday that despite difficult global conditions, investors continue to see value in the South African economy and the benefit of the reform agenda government is... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
'Dominant player' China made sense as renewables partner, says Ramokgopa
28th August 2023 By: News24Wire

China is an ideal partner to help South Africa as it builds its renewable energy capacity, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said, given that it is a "dominant player in the renewables... 


Koeberg power station
Koeberg revamp: Race against time as nuclear regulator wants more work on safety case
25th August 2023 By: News24Wire

The National Nuclear Regulator has asked Eskom to undertake additional engineering studies on the Koeberg power station before it can deliberate on its application to extend the long-term operation... 


Grid infrastrucuture
Eskom mulling new curtailment approach to unlocking grid capacity as it pursues 47 priority projects
25th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned utility Eskom has confirmed that it is prioritising 47 grid-related projects within its larger R210-billion Transmission Development Plan (TDP) that it believes could collectively add... 


Eskom Power lines
Electricity purchased from IPPs will be cheaper than Eskom – City Power
25th August 2023 By: News24Wire

City Power claims it will have a slightly lower tariff for Johannesburg residents after procuring electricity from four independent power producers. The entity said two of the four IPPs still had... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Inoperative Kusile units could be returned earlier as Eskom reports good progress on temporary stacks
24th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built and interim CEO Calib... 


Electricity pylons
Urgent electricity bill - key to solving SA's power crisis - finally tabled after delays
24th August 2023 By: News24Wire

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill, an urgent piece of legislation that is key to overcoming South Africa's energy crisis, has finally been tabled in Parliament nearly five months after... 


Legislation bungle reveals much of govt is not serious about delivering change, says BLSA
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has expressed her dismay over the delays to the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment Bill that became apparent last week, which she... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
R30bn distribution backlog poses risk to supply beyond current generation shortfall – Ramokgopa
20th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has acknowledged that South African cities and towns face the real prospect of ongoing power interruptions even if the balance between supply and... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Brics energy ministers agree to cooperate to improve access, reduce emissions
18th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy Ministers and officials from the Brics bloc met in Sandton on Friday to discuss potential areas of collaboration for improving access to secure and affordable energy, while transitioning to... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa sees deal with China to secure solar panel supply
18th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa's Electricity Minister said he expects to seal a deal with the Chinese government next week that will help solar-power installers in the African nation secure access to panels for... 


Power lines
Eskom making virtual wheeling strides but says national framework still required
17th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that it has made material advances in developing what it calls a ‘virtual wheeling product’ that will allow one or more generators to transact with multiple offtakers, including those... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Loadshedding: No special treatment for Joburg during Brics summit, says Ramokgopa
14th August 2023 By: News24Wire

Johannesburg will get no special treatment from Eskom when it hosts a major Brics summit later this month, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said.  The 15th Brics summit will take... 


Power line
Godongwana provided PFMA consent for unbundling of Eskom’s distribution unit in 2022
13th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government has again moved to dismiss suggestions that the unbundling of the Eskom generation, transmission and distribution businesses into three separate entities can be regarded as... 


The Atlantis OCGT plant
With R9.2bn spent since April, govt insists Eskom is not exceeding diesel budget
13th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Government reports that Eskom has spent R9.2-billion on diesel since the start of the State-owned utility’s financial year on April 1, which it claims to be marginally below an initial budget for... 


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