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SA 'to meet 2014 electrification target'

South Africa to seek solutions to electricity constraints

A summit for all stakeholders - government, business and civil society - will be held to find solutions to the electricity constraints in South Africa, according to the deputy president. He said progress had been made in the president's five-point plan to assist Eskom.
Sunbird to supply Eskom with Ibhubesi gas

Sunbird to supply Eskom with Ibhubesi gas

Sunbird Energy, an Australian listed energy company, has signed a 15-year gas sales term sheet which will see it supplying gas to Eskom. South Africa's national energy utility plans to use gas rather than costly diesel to power its generators.

Eskom announces independent enquiry into state of its business

The board of South African power utility has resolved to commission an independent enquiry, conducted by external parties, to examine the current status of the business and the challenges it faces. Four senior executives will be asked to step down for the duration of the probe.

Prepare to switch off your lights for Earth Hour

On the last Saturday night in March, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and electronic devices for an hour. Earth Hour is once again near, and people are being encouraged to take this step in joining the movement to put an end to climate change.

Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Eskom’s Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.

Play Your Part by saving electricity

save electricity thumbEskom is urging South Africans to help save electricity. Follow these simple steps at home and at work to help make a difference.

15 summertime energy-saving tips

South Africa's current power crisis isn't just Eskom's problem, or the government's problem. It affects us all. And we can all do something to help. The less electricity we waste needlessly, the less strain there is on the system, and the more the lights stay on - at home, at work and on the roads.

Power ships may ease South Africa’s energy woes

Power ships are proving to be a quick-fix temporary solution to electricity constraints around the world. In Africa, they are used to good effect in Ghana. The floating power stations are either anchored off shore or moored at quayside and transmit power through cables or transmission lines.

Infographic: How to live through load shedding

At a briefing on 15 January Eskom warned that load shedding will become a regular feature of daily life for South Africans for the foreseeable future. We bring you a handy guide on how to deal with the darkness.

Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Technical issues push out Medupi date

The first unit at the coal-powered electricity station is close to first synchronisation, with the unit expected to be fully operational by winter - when power usage traditionally increases. Eskom has again turned to load shedding as electricity supply is constrained, highlighting the need for the new station.


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