Load Shedding Levels Soar: An Unsettling Weekend Ahead

A Grim Power Forecast: Stage 6 Load Shedding to Linger, Threatening Weekend Tranquility South Africa’s power supplier, Eskom, has put forth a rather bleak forecast for the citizens: Stage 6 load shedding is set to mar the weekend’s peace and, worse yet, it will persist indefinitely. The key culprits, Eskom reports, are the amplified demand […]

A Power Struggle: eThekwini’s Electrical Grid on Shaky Ground as Nersa Denies 18.5% Tariff Hike

eThekwini Faces Fragile Grid After Nersa’s Refusal eThekwini Metro recently announced its concerns about the future health of its electrical grid. This worry follows the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) denying its proposal for an 18.5% electricity tariff increase. According to city manager Musa Mbhele, Nersa gave the green light for a significantly […]

Eskom Transmission Line Expansion Project Calls for R210 Billion Investment

Increasing Grid Capacities for Renewable Energy Projects The South African Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has highlighted the government’s urgent need to expand transmission lines, aiming to cater to the surge in renewable energy projects in the pipeline. The planned expansion is anticipated to require a significant R210 billion investment. Over the past decade, Eskom […]

Taking a Deeper Dive Into Johannesburg’s Energy Payouts

In the center of South Africa’s eco-energy news was the City of Johannesburg’s recent plan to apply a feed-in tariff, a calculated compensation plan for their solar photovoltaic (PV) technology customers contributing their spare electricity to the power grid. However, it’s worth noting that this rate falls short of what their Cape Town counterparts have […]

Cabinet Applauds Eskom’s Increased Energy Availability Factor

Thursday, July 6, 2023 South Africa’s Cabinet has expressed satisfaction with the considerable improvement in Eskom’s energy availability factor, which has risen to nearly 70%. Grid Enhancement and Improved Maintenance This positive shift comes as approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of power have been incorporated into the grid, coupled with a rapid advancement in planned maintenance […]