Eskom reviewing tariff decision – Gigaba

Sapa | 8th May 2013 | Engineering News

Eskom is reviewing the implications of Nersa’s decision to grant it a lower than requested electricity tariff hike, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

"We are studying it in detail, because we need to understand what will happen to Eskom’s operations through the build programme over the next five years," he said at a Cape Town Press Club breakfast.

Eskom welcomed the National Energy Regulator of SA’s ruling, because this was to the benefit of consumers, but it presented problems Eskom would need to deal with.

Eskom had applied for a 16 percent increase in electricity prices in each of the next five years. This would have more than doubled the current price, taking it from 61 cents per kWh in 2012/13, to 128 cents per kWh in 2017/18. Continue reading

Puzzle of Johburg City Power’s loss of more than R1.2bn

Business Report 7 April 2012

Joburg City Power’s loss of more than R1.2 billion in electricity distribution in one financial year has puzzled the chairman of the city’s oversight committee on public accounts.
Committee chair Sicelo Gcabashe said he was shocked that despite more than R16.5 million budgeted to reduce this, the entity’s losses drastically increased…


Danish Wind Turbine Part Maker Mulls SA Plant

Engineering News 29 September 2011

Denmark-based LM Wind Power, the world’s largest manufacturer of turbine blades, is considering establishing a plant in South Africa to supply the African market and other top emerging wind markets such as Brazil, a senior official said on Wednesday. The mooted plant, which would be LM’s first in the southern hemisphere, could also boost a nascent wind power market in Africa’s strongest economy as it moves away from coal, which supplies more than 90 percent of South Africa’s electricity.

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Eskom Sees Tight Supply Enduring for Five Years

Engineering News 15 September 2011

South Africa’s electricity shortage is expected to last for the next five years, but should the country not be able to close the current supply gap, even with the successful implementation of demand side management solutions, there would be severe national implications, power utility Eskom regional key account manager Johan Pfister said on Thursday.

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