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Eskom secures $180m loan for renewables

Eskom has signed a USD 180 million loan agreement with the New Development Bank (NDB) to expand South Africa’s renewable energy efforts. The loan agreement for the Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Augmentation Project will be used to...
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Solving the Eskom dilemma

By Mzukisi Kota* Restructuring Eskom into separate functions is a sensible solution to many of its problems. We believe it can be done in a way that should be acceptable to unions but will not prejudice its lenders and the sovereign debt rating....
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Load shedding detrimental to power infrastructure

The City of Johannesburg says the recent round of load shedding has had a detrimental effect on its power infrastructure. In a statement released last week while Eskom implemented load shedding round the country, the City confirmed that as one of...
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Eskom’s Medupi Unit 2 comes online

Unit 2 of Eskom’s Medupi power station has come online eight months ahead of schedule. According to the utility Unit 2 at Medupi Power Station produced its first power on Sunday, 7 October, ahead of the June 2019 schedule. The unit was loaded to...

Replicating the sun’s fusion energy

A spectacular vision is gradually becoming reality in Cadarache in the south of France. Modelled on the sun, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion system uses nuclear fusion to generate energy in order to secure...