Eskom CEO: Load Shedding Risk Remains Despite Progress

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane Provides Update on Load Shedding and Strategic Plans Eskom has made significant strides in stabilizing its power generation, achieving a consistent reduction in unplanned outages. As of now, the utility has maintained 80 consecutive days without load shedding. However, Eskom Group CEO Dan Marokane warns that the spectre of load shedding […]

Joburg Power Cuts Pose Threat to Local Businesses

Johannesburg’s City Power has implemented load reduction in parts of the city, posing a significant threat to local businesses. The utility has targeted areas with high electricity usage levels to prevent system overloads. Impact on Businesses While the primary impact of load reduction will be on residences, local businesses are also facing severe disruptions. According […]

Eskom CEO Reports 100-Day Progress Towards Sustainability

Friday, 14 June 2024: Eskom Group Chief Executive Dan Marokane shared an update on the progress achieved during his first 100 days in office. His report detailed strides towards addressing Eskom’s business challenges and positioning the utility for future growth and sustainability. Key Focus Areas The first 100 days focused on: Marokane emphasized building blocks […]

South African Mining Sees Growth as Load Shedding Pauses

Mining activity in South Africa showed a promising resurgence at the start of the second quarter, thanks to the suspension of load shedding and improvements at the ports. Mining Production Sees Growth Data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) revealed that mining production rose by 0.7% year-on-year in April. This is a significant improvement from […]

Eskom Fights Transformer Overload and Theft Amid Winter Demand

Since January, Eskom has replaced 400 transformers across South Africa damaged by network overloading due to electricity theft. As winter sets in, the increased demand for electricity exacerbates this issue. Electricity Theft and Network Overloading Eskom has identified several types of electricity theft contributing to network overloading: “Overloaded transformers as a result of electricity theft […]

Prepaid Electricity Nightmare Looms for South Africa

As of November 24, 2024, many of South Africa’s 11.64 million prepaid electricity meters may stop functioning if they don’t receive a critical update in time. The urgency stems from a technical limit known as the TID Rollover event, which affects meters using Standard Transfer Specifications-compliant (STS) technology. Critical Deadline for Prepaid Meters Effective November […]

Eskom’s Operational Gains Overshadowed by Looming Financial Challenges

As Eskom celebrates 75 days without load-shedding, the longest stretch since December 2021 to February 2022, a deeper crisis looms. While the national power utility has significantly improved its generation capabilities, keeping breakdowns at bay and enhancing energy availability, it faces a critical issue: profitability. Eskom’s Financial Woes Despite the improved operational performance, Eskom is […]

City Power Enforces Load Reduction Measures to Curb Electricity Use in Johannesburg

City Power has announced stringent measures to reduce electricity consumption across Johannesburg. The measures come as the city’s power usage hits critical levels, threatening the stability of the grid. This announcement coincides with South Africa’s record 72 days without load-shedding, a feat last achieved between December 2021 and February 2022. Ripple Relay Systems and Illegal […]