Eskom begins load shedding
Eskom has commenced with stage 1 load shedding, which is anticipated to continue until tonight. “Eskom commenced with stage 1 load shedding at 11:29am today. We anticipate that this will continue until 9pm tonight. This is due to the impact of the current illegal protest action by some Eskom... Read more
Energy labels can save you money
South Africans are encouraged to buy energy efficient appliances which will save energy and money. “Energy-efficient home appliances can save us significant amounts of money since they account for up to 30% (per cent) of your home energy use,” said Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, while encouraging South Africans to save... Read more
Energy saving campaign to empower people
Public awareness about mandatory energy labelling will come to the fore when Energy Minister Jeff Radebe engages the public in Fourways on Friday. Radebe is expected to conduct an Energy Saving Activation Campaign on residential appliance energy efficiency Standards and Labelling (S&L) programme at the Hirsch Appliance Store in... Read more
Access to Energy a catalyst towards economic growth in the African continent
Reflecting on Energy month, Sandisiwe Ncemane – CDC Business Development Manager: Energy Projects, highlights the direct relationship between access-to-energy and economic growth. Access to energy is among the highly transformative interventions for the African continent. This is in conjunction with an integrated African agenda, leveraging its agricultural wealth and... Read more
Minister of Energy breathes new life to the Gas to Power Programme
 Coega identified as one of two sites to benefit from the programme  The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) yesterday was highlighted as one of two sites to benefit from the Gas to Power Programme. Jeff Radebe, in his maiden budget speech as Minister of Energy, highlighted the importance of the... Read more
Minister eyes $25 billion in energy investments
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says he would like to see the energy sector contributing 25% of the targeted US$100 billion in investment that was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Minister was briefing media ahead of tabling the department’s Budget Vote speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Last month, President... Read more
Consultation on IRP review set in motion
Government has begun the consultation process with regards to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. “We have embarked on the consultation process of the IRP which will also indicate the energy mix that we need for the next few years,” said Minister Radebe.... Read more
Breakthrough energy project brings hope to rural community
A breakthrough energy project, a minigrid generating 75 kilowatts of energy, driven by the Eastern Cape government and its German Lower Saxony government counterpart, is set to bring development opportunities to a remote village of Upper Blinkwater forward by a decade. At the celebration yesterday, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo... Read more
Eskom optimistic despite Moody’s downgrade
While disappointed with Moody’s decision to downgrade it, Eskom on Thursday said it is optimistic that its credit profile will improve. This as the rating agency downgraded to ‘B2 from B1’ Eskom’s long-term corporate family rating (CFR). The zero coupon eurobonds rating has similarly been revised to ‘B2’ from... Read more
Eskom can turn the corner, despite challenges
While Eskom faces many challenges, newly appointed Eskom interim Group Chief Executive (GCE) Phakamani Hadebe is confident that the power utility can turn the corner. “I am confident that Eskom can turn the corner. The challenges at Eskom are less about core operational issues,” said Hadebe. Briefing reporters at... Read more