Electricity News in South Africa

Kinetiko Becomes 1st Company in South Africa to Produce Power from Onshore Gas
5/14/2024 - HIGHLIGHTS
• In a first of its kind in South Africa, Kinetiko has successfully demonstrated power production from a gas well at Amersfoort in cooperation with FFS Refiners
• A fully compl...
Loadshedding remains suspended due to sustained improvement in Generation performance
5/12/2024 - The notable and consistent improvements in generation performance have enabled the continued suspension of loadshedding, which has not been implemented for 46 days.

The suspension of loadsh...
Eskom clarifies diesel OCGT usage & refutes media reports about excessive use of diesel
5/10/2024 - Eskom wishes to provide clarity on the usage of Open-Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs). There are some speculations that Eskom has extensively utilised the OCGTs to avert loadshedding, which has not been imp...
Loadshedding remains suspended due to continued sustained improvement in Generation performance
5/5/2024 - Eskom is pleased to announce that, following the suspension for 39 consecutive days, loadshedding remains suspended until further notice due to ongoing sustained improvements in generation performance...
Placing election posters on Eskom electricity structures is illegal
4/27/2024 - South Africa is preparing for elections in May 2024, and political parties are putting up election posters as part of their campaigns. In the past, there have unfortunately been incidents where person...
Eskom anticipates a reduced intensity and frequency of loadshedding for the winter of 2024
4/26/2024 - Eskom’s outlook for the winter period of 2024 represents a marked improvement from the previous year. The Generation Operational Recovery Plan, approved by the Board and initiated in March 2023, toget...
EcoFlow Introduces Loadshedding Technology to South Africa
4/17/2024 - EcoFlow, a leading eco-friendly energy solutions company, has launched the RIVER 2 Pro and DELTA 2 Max in South Africa. Featuring an upgraded capacity and faster charging, the RIVER 2 Pro is the best ...
2nd Milestone Payment to Magnora with Globeleq being Awarded 153 MW Project in South Africa
4/5/2024 - Magnora is pleased to announce that Globeleq with its local partners has been successful in South Africa’s Energy Storage Capacity Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (ESIPPPP) with the ...
Rosatom and Eskom sign a road map to cooperate on Human-Centricity
3/28/2024 - On 25 March 2024, within the framework of the XIII International Forum ATOMEXPO 2024, Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, following the Cooperation Agreement on human-centric...
Eskom will implement the NERSA-approved average electricity price increase from 01 April 2024
3/28/2024 - On 10 October 2023, Eskom applied to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for the approval of its Retail Tariff and Structural Adjustment Application (ERTSA) and the Schedule of Tarif...
SA young scientists to present cutting-edge research at Beijing Science Competition
3/25/2024 - Cutting-edge research projects by local young scientists will compete against other high-tech studies at this year’s Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition (BYSCC) in China, under the theme “Disco...
Sungrow Unveils Innovative Energy Solutions to Empower South Africa's Green Transition
3/22/2024 - Sungrow, the global leading manufacturer of PV inverter and ESS, showcased its latest advancements in utility projects, commercial and industrial solutions for both grid-tied systems and energy storag...
Chariot Limited Announces Strategic Review of Transitional Power Division
3/18/2024 - Chariot Limited, the Africa focused transitional energy group, announces that following detailed discussions with the Board, management, and advisors, it is undertaking a strategic review of Chariot's...
National Assembly passes Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
3/15/2024 - Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill will “radically transform the structure of the electricity sector” for the better.

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Eskom’s Key Revision Number rollover project reaches a 3 million milestone
3/8/2024 - As previously communicated, Eskom and all electricity distributors in South Africa have the responsibility to recode prepaid electricity meters. The majority of the country’s prepaid meter Token Ident...
Mainstream wins IJGlobal Award for Renewable Energy Deal of Year, Solar, Africa
3/7/2024 - Mainstream won the Renewable Energy Deal of the Year – Solar, Africa at the IJGlobal Awards, in recognition of our first corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in South Africa.

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Eskom provides update on the use of temporary stacks at Kusile Power Station
3/5/2024 - On 05 June 2023, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s (DFFE’s) National Air Quality Officer granted Eskom a postponement in terms of the Minimum Emission Standards (MES) pertain...
Eskom constructs & activates alternative 132kV power line for Central Karoo contingency
3/2/2024 - Eskom Distribution in the Western Cape is pleased to announce the successful construction and livening up of the alternative 132kV power line which will provide a contingency to our valued customers i...
Eskom welcomes VGBe Consortium report on the assessment of its coal-fired power stations
3/2/2024 - Eskom welcomes the recommendations of the VGBe report that was commissioned by National Treasury, in consultation with Eskom, as part of the plan to return the power utility to sustainability.

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Eskom Tutuka Power Station employee dismissed for theft of drums of Hydraulic Fuel Oil
2/29/2024 - Karabo Twala, an Eskom employee from Tutuka Power Station was found guilty on charges of theft of 5×210 litres of Hydraulic Fuel Oil and was dismissed from Eskom employment on 22 February 2024. He had...

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