Eskom has said a “deliberate act of sabotage” raised the risk of stage 6 load shedding in South Africa.
An international partnership will provide $8.5 billion over the next three to five years to support South Africa’s move to a low-carbon economy.
A group of CEOs and government officials have launched the Energy Council of South Africa.
South Africa has an advantage if it can move fast to lock-in progress on the energy transition, Old Mutual Alternative Investments CEO Paul Boynton has said.
Protests will kick off tomorrow aimed at reforming South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved plans to allow embedded generation projects with up to 100 MW of capacity.
Eskom has cleared its CEO André de Ruyter of allegations made against him, with the complainant having been found guilty of poor performance and sacked.
Eskom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on developing a more competitive – and lower carbon – electricity system.
Eskom expects to have acceptable amounts of power generation by late this year, but load shedding will continue meanwhile.
Eskom has launched an investigation into accusations of racism made against the CEO André de Ruyter.
South Africa will issue two renewable energy bid windows this year, one in “the coming weeks”, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
The South African government plans to investigation “fruitless and wasteful” spending by Eskom on accommodation at the Kusile power plant.
South Africa’s carbon tax fails to provide a sufficient deterrent to emitters, PwC has said in a recent report.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the topic of domestic energy reform to Davos, although domestic criticism persists.
Eskom has struck a deal with ABB under which the engineering company will repay 1.56 billion rand ($103.1 million).
Access to capital is the major challenge facing sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector.
Sasol has set out steps to cut carbon emissions in a 10-year pivot away from coal and towards alternative energy sources.
South Africa has launched a reconstruction and recovery plan, with power provision one of the key initiatives for improvement.
Eskom has released a report investigating its CEO amid accusations that he had misled the South African power company’s board.
The first of Koeberg’s new replacement steam generators arrived at the plant on September 29, Eskom has reported.
Eskom and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) have come out in support of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa) plans to secure new power generation.
A conveyor belt has broken at the Medupi power plant, in South Africa, leading Eskom to warn that any further breakdowns would spark Stage 2 load shedding at short notice.
Eskom has announced Stage 4 load shedding as the power system struggles to keep up with cold weather-driven demand.
With Allister on his hols (somewhere in lockdown Aberdeen), special guest Stuart Broadley, chief executive of the Energy Industries Council – which sponsors this episode – joined Mark and Ed to size up the week’s biggest stories.
Eskom has launched an attempt to recover cash lost to alleged corruption, which took place in 2015-16.