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Load shedding looms as Eskom admits to coal crisis

Eskom says the risk of load shedding is inevitable. This comes after the utility recently announced that four of its power stations have less than 10 days of coal supply left. In total 10 of the utility’s power stations are running below margin...

Nersa to rule on Eskom tariff hike next week

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has postponed its decision on Eskom’s controversial tariff hike application to next week. The regulator was due to announce its decision on the power utility’s request on Thursday but postponed...

New board in the pipeline for Eskom

Government is set to appoint a new board for power utility Eskom according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Tabling the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister Gigaba said the new board will be appointed...
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NERSA to hold public hearings

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) will hold public hearings on the renewable energy power plant license applications next week. The public hearings will kick off on Tuesday, in Kimberly, in the Northern Cape. The hearings will...
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Eskom lowers tariff hike request

South African power utility Eskom has reduced its tariff hike request to 9.5 percent from 12.7 percent, acting chief executive Brian Molefe said on Tuesday. Molefe was speaking at a public hearing held by the National Energy Regulator of South...
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Eskom confirms price increase

Eskom has confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015. “Eskom confirms that the price increase to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July...
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Regulators should cut back cost overruns

Economic regulators should cut back cost overruns of large infrastructure projects by limiting user tariffs used to repay them. National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa) Patrick Mabuza told this to a recent conference hosted by Nersa and...