Eskom and renewables: 1 step forward and a half-step back

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Eskom and renewables: 1 step forward and a half-step back

1 year ago

Like most government influenced institutions, Eskom and Gwede are not full of will in order to get things done. This is probably more true of Gwede Mantashe than it is of Eskom’s newest CEO, who, despite probably having lots of behind the scenes politics, has done some quite impressive things so far. The recent leap…

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load shedding 2027: You are in it for the long haul

1 year ago

Eskom is the gift that keeps on giving. You probably are not enjoying the gift you are getting but unless you are planning to counter excessive inflationary electricity increases, continual load shedding, loss of production and the list goes on…..you really need to plan on being able to sustain your home or business through the…

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Load shedding along with your13%+ price increase is going nowhere soon

1 year ago

Some positives have come out of this sector recently. Eskom managed to bring down it’s (our) debt by some R80 billion, Cyril (I’m shocked) Ramaphosa has announced that industry can build up to 100MW plants without going through the 6 year approval process from NERSA. That is quite a dramatic turn of events for two…

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(Winter) load shedding

1 year ago

We have had a fairly decent spell of continuous grid supply. It was too good to be true especially with winter looming that brings increased personal consumption, just in time for that Eskom increase to rub salt in the wound. The Eskom spokesperson has indicated that recent load shedding was due to some power units…

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Gwede Mantashe: Why & where is the (political) will?

1 year ago

The world over governments are hampered by politicians who are in place due to the popular vote, rather than their knowledge and ability. As South Africa blunders from one power crisis to the next, heading this charge is our very own minister of mineral resources and energy. For the last decade while Eskom has been…

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Eskom: Every man, woman and business for themselves!

1 year ago

Numbed is probably how Saffers are feeling. Between Covid and Eskom media coverage, do you even bother to read the content anymore? Worn out over the ongoing barrage of bad news, how much value is more bad news on top of the heap. In keeping with the overload (pun intended) here are links to 2…

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Eskom generation is failing: here are the stats:

1 year ago

Whatever you have read in the media about how Eskom is addressing maintenance backlogs, generation capacity and load ‘rotation’, is masking the oncoming light at the ned of the tunnel. The light ,when it is not subject to load shedding, is at the point where the weight and momentum is close to unstoppable. You need…

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FACT: If you are not generating your own power, your business is in trouble.fact check this!

1 year ago

Let us remove the scare mongering from the equation in order to generate sales and just lay out the actuals. You can draw your own conclusions from the list below; 1.) Government has not procured a single megawatt of additional power 2.) South Africa needs an estimated 16 000MW of NEW generation capacity by 2030…

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Eskom’s long term reality

1 year ago

Unfortunately, this is the reality, by default, for every electricity consumer on South Africa and those in neighboring countries. Existing generation capacity, maintenance on a severely neglected transmission and distribution infrastructure and spiraling debt are all long term factors that are impacting on Eskom’s ability to provide electricity. These are not problems that will be…

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Eskom’s next move: bail out or increased tariffs?

1 year ago

Eskom have just released their interim half year results. On the surface, an R83 million profit sounds great considering the ongoing losses the SOE is infamous for. That’s about where the ‘good’ news stops. By the time you have blinked the actual losses get added to the numbers and Eskom, and therefore their paying consumers,…

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