Eskom’s new Ceo says it will take longer than originally communicated to fix load shedding, here is why.

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Eskom’s new Ceo says it will take longer than originally communicated to fix load shedding, here is why.

1 year ago

There have been a number of proposals and plans to resolve the elephant in the room. To date, there has been a lot of talk and very little action. Talk is what politicians do best, action, not so much, especially when they do not have the necessary skills other than to pontificate to the masses….

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say ‘NO’ to registering and licencing your generator/solar system

2 years ago

https://eeco.co.za/projects/generator/ Take the time to add your voice, no action is still action, just the wrong kind. As government and their affiliates realise that they are incapable of administering Eskom and related organisations, they also realise that the only way they can make themselves relevant is to legislate taxes for infrastructure that they are inept…

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Understanding alternatives to Eskom

2 years ago

It is important to know what the various solutions offer in terms of solar, the type of system vs generators and battery back-up options that are available. The most common of the solar options is the grid-tie system. It is more important to know that this particular solution, is a cost saving one and NOT…

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5th Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar:ICT infrastructure to support effective ICT ecosystems for electricity utilities of the future

2 years ago

Some really interesting views on Eskom from those in the know. A few perspectives on how renewables will change the power landscape, the billing and the costs as the unbundling of Eskom unfolds. The common theme is that the real hurdle to cheaper electricity and much less load shedding is a combination of a few…

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Eskom is dead and unsalvageable!

2 years ago

It is quite simple. Pick up any news media around, coal sales are in a huge decline (yes! even in South Africa.). Renewables are now common place, stand right where you are and scan a few rooftops. The Eskom generation business is done for. Tito Mboweni’s presentation at the ANC conference this weekend makes perfect…

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On the brink of load shedding on a greater scale

2 years ago

We have been saying this for some time now, and while there has been low demand for power, Eskom do not have the capacity ramp it up if we have the need for a relatively low demand over and above our existing needs! Eskom will inhibit what little growth potential we have, purely because they…

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Tax incentives for solar systems for businesses

2 years ago

The tax breaks have been around for a while, essentially a system snaller than 1MW can be written off in the same year, a system larger than 1MW can be written off over 3 years 50%/30%/20%. It is important to note that while the article refers to a grid-tie system, that particular type of system…

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Eskom needs R4bn to keep the lights on until Christmas

2 years ago

The use of diesel to run the turbines to keep the lights on is expensive and unsustainable, I have had numerous customers who are sitting with quotes but decided to postpone the purchase of their solar system as load shedding had abated. Over and above the long term cost savings from generating your own electricity,…

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Eskom seeking 80% tariff increase after abysmal financial results.

2 years ago

In most companies that are not able to get government bailouts due to shoddy and inept management, things like efficiencies, cost cutting, streamlining, computerising are just some of the methods that conventional businesses use to survive, improve and grow. Unless you are an SOE. In that case, you can bumble along whilst unions hold the…

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