Posts Tagged ‘Eskom’

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

The City of Cape Town has been awarded an opportunity to make its case on why it is beneficial for the province to cut out the middle man (Eskom) and purchase electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs).   The City, led by its mayor, Dan Plato, will get a chance to engage Eskom and the National...

Sunday, May 26th, 2019




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




Eskom gets price hike, inflation fears rise

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Wednesday granted state-owned utility Eskom a nominal 24,8% tariff increase for the 2010/11 financial year, raising concerns this would fuel inflation in Africa's biggest economy. The increase fell short of the power firm's request of a 35% hike, but critics...

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010




Eskom’s new-look solar geyser rebate hinges on tariff approval

Funding for the increased rebate through Eskom’s solar water heater (SWH) programme will be derived from the electricity tariff, as is the case with all projects under the utility’s demand-side management (DSM) programme, the utility has confirmed. The Eskom SWH rebate is aimed at incentivising the roll-out of...

Friday, January 29th, 2010




Eskom hopes to accelerate SWH roll-out as it doubles rebates

State-owned power utility Eskom is confident that an effective doubling of the subsidy levels for its solar water heater (SWH) rebate programme, coupled with the anticipated increases in electricity prices over the next three years, would lead to a bigger uptake of this technology by the South African public, spokesperson Andrew...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010




Eskom wants solar heating

Johannesburg - State-owned power utility Eskom is looking to solar water heating to relieve pressure on its overloaded power grid. On Wednesday, Eskom published an advertisement in the business section of The Star newspaper, in which it asked for proposals to investigate possible funding sources and strategies for...

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009




 
   
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