Posts Tagged ‘Eskom’

Cape Town draws battle lines over right to buy alternative energy from IPPs

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town plans to take Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court for the right to buy power directly from alternative energy suppliers, instead of Eskom.   The city wanted to get 20% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020, but needed the minister to sign off on an application...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017




NERSA allows yearly 8% electricity price increase for 2013-2018

The price of electricity in South Africa will continue to increase year-on-year from 2013-2018. The National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced that the price will increase 8% each year for the next five years. The increase is half the increase of 16% originally requested by the national electricity...

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013




Electricity price increase for City of Cape Town customers

Electricity tariffs have increased in July for customers supplied by the City of Cape Town.  Customers who get their electricity directly from Eskom already experienced the full price increase in April 2011.  The City of Cape Town's customers will only receive their price increase from July onwards.   But the good news...

Monday, July 4th, 2011




Eskom reduces solar rebates

Eskom announced on 12 April 2011 that it will be reducing the Solar Water Heating rebates at least twice in the coming months. The new-look rebate will come into effect on 29 April 2011, and is designed to subsidise the entry-level and mid-market segments, while supporting locally-manufactured goods.   Solar...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011




Eskom electricity price increases… just in time for Winter

The lastest Eskom electricity price increase is here.  And unfortunately, it's not an April Fool's day joke. Yet another increase In the 4th major price increase from Eskom since 2008, consumers can expect to pay 25.8% more for their electricity.  The average price of electricity will go up by 10.7c per...

Friday, April 1st, 2011




Claiming your Eskom rebate – it’s easy, we do it for you

The first thing a lot of clients ask us is how to claim their Eskom rebate.  We always tell them not to worry because we do the claim for them.  And we have never had a rebate claim rejected, ever.   But many people still want to know how the process works.  So we have prepared a crash course on the Eskom...

Sunday, September 19th, 2010




South Africa; land of coal and CO2?

Why we're still burning coal and why you should be concerned about it. Firstly, South Africa with it's 90% reliance on coal for electricity generation, is right up there with the main culprits contributing to the production of greenhouse gasses; on a per-capita basis that is.  Burning of fossil fuels is the...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010




Electricity pricing debunked

The amount paid by households for electricity in relation to what industry pays appears to spark as much debate as Eskom’s overall price application. Virtually every sphere of business and society made its voice heard through written and oral submissions during the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s)...

Friday, July 2nd, 2010




Next phase of solar geyser roll-out to incorporate greater local content

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the National Solar Water Heating (SWH) programme in Winterveldt, north-west of Pretoria, where some 270 SWH units have already been installed.  The government has the ambition of installing one-million solar water heaters across South Africa by 2014,...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010




Winter power demand to rise by 275 MW during World Cup – Eskom

South Africa was expected to use 37,24 GW of electricity during the coming winter period, which would include the additional 275 MW that would be required above normal demand as a result of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Eskom Customer Network Business chief officer Erica Johnson said on Tuesday. While the State-owned...

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010




 
   
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