Eskom’s Substantial Tariff Hike Shapes Johannesburg’s New Rates

The Driving Factor In the wake of an eye-popping 18.65% increase permitted by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for the new financial year, City of Johannesburg mayoral committee member for finance, Dada Morero, pins the recent tariff surge in Johannesburg mainly on Eskom’s tariff hike. Morero conducted a workshop on Wednesday to delve […]

A Major Shift in South Africa’s Load Shedding Landscape

After three weeks of suspended daytime load shedding, South Africa has witnessed a significant influence on its load shedding trendline, contributing to more optimistic long-term trend data. Independent energy analyst, Pieter Jordaan, has shed light on these developments in his recent Power Availability Statistics report for the 25th week of the year. From Blackout Hours […]

Ramaphosa’s Diplomatic Dance Boosts Rand amid Global Market Fears

Turning the Diplomatic Tide President Cyril Ramaphosa’s strategic efforts to dissociate South Africa from perceived alliances with Russia are starting to yield results, bringing a reprieve for the beleaguered rand, as the focus shifts towards the world market trends over local tribulations like persistent load-shedding. The cloud of uncertainty over the potential grid collapse and […]

Kusile Power Station Receives Extension to Comply with Emission Standards

Eskom’s Conditional Emission Reprieve The National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) has awarded Eskom a respite to meet the Minimum Emission Standards (MES) at Kusile Power Station, albeit under rigid conditions. As disclosed by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), the delay extends from 5 June 2023 to 31 March 2025. “The postponement […]

Eskom Strides Towards Power Grid Optimisation Amid Surging Electricity Demand

EAF Improvement Ushers Load Shedding Respite Despite the burgeoning electricity demand, South Africa’s power behemoth, Eskom, is managing to restrain load shedding severity due to the rise in the Energy Availability Factor (EAF), declared Electricity Minister, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, in a virtual press conference on Sunday. The EAF indicator is marching towards the aspirational 70% […]

Eskom’s New Load Shedding Blueprint: Daily Cycle Until Further Notice

Load Shedding: Eskom’s Weekly Plan Eskom, South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, recently unveiled its load shedding program for the upcoming week. Notably, daytime power supply will continue uninterrupted. The utility company stated it would commence stage 3 load shedding at 16:00 today, 25th June, lasting till midnight. The blackout protocol would then be suspended from […]