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EIUG Comment On Proposed Strike By Eskom Unions

The EIUG is extremely concerned about the industrial action by Eskom employees.  This strike will be hugely detrimental to the fragile SA economy.  The EIUG’s 32 members who consume 40% of the electrical energy in the country, collectively contribute around 22% to the GDP of SA and neither they nor any other companies [...]

2018-08-01T21:17:38+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Media Release|

Eskom’s intention to take NERSA to court

The Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) notes Eskom’s intention to approach the courts to have NERSA’s tariff set aside.  EIUG represents very large energy intensive consumers in South Africa whose members collectively consume approximately 40% of South Africa’s electricity.  The organisation works towards a sustainable energy sector on behalf of its members. Xolani [...]

2018-08-01T21:27:48+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Media Release|

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something remarkable is happening. From being peripheral to the energy system just over a decade ago, they are now growing faster than any other energy source and their falling costs are making them competitive [...]

2017-04-03T13:09:11+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Outa files complaint against Eskom with CompCom

Alleging anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of dominant market position. Wayne Duvenage, chairman of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says that on 17 February, Outa lodged a formal complaint, evidence and detailed submission to the Competition Commission (CompCom), alleging anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of dominant market position by Eskom, the national electricity utility of South [...]

2017-04-03T12:48:43+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|News|

Eskom 2016/17 borrowings up 46%

‘Lower savings, tariff increases.’ PRETORIA – Eskom increased its planned borrowings in 2016/17 dramatically by R21.7 billion to R68.5 billion, not because it accelerated its new build programme, but due to lower net savings than earlier anticipated and lower than expected tariffs during the current tariff period that ends on March 31, 2018. This was [...]

2017-04-03T12:44:39+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|News|

Eskom facing ‘unsustainable’ 2.2% tariff increase

Nersa committee in favour of tariff discounts. Eskom is expected to issue a press release on Wednesday that will unpack the negative impact a 2.2% tariff increase would have on its financial stability. This follows after energy regulator Nersa’s electricity committee on Tuesday rejected an Eskom submission motivating for a bigger increase. The committee recommended [...]

2017-04-03T12:41:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

BRIAN KANTOR: Privatising energy sector only way to empower SA’s future

No other set of policies will be as important for SA’s ability to raise future incomes, output and employment and to compete globally as taking the right path for delivering energy. However, following the tempting money trail open to a few potential beneficiaries of energy procurement, as currently practised, is much more likely to predict [...]

2017-04-03T12:23:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Nuke programme to go ahead but won’t be implemented recklessly: Gigaba

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba insist that government's controversial nuclear-build programme will continue as planned, but that it will not be implemented recklessly. Critics of the programme, who say it has already been corrupted after the 2014 announcement that Russian nuclear agency Rosatom had already secured the rights to build new South African nuclear [...]

2017-04-03T12:20:53+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Eskom expects to deliver nuclear at 80c/kWh – Nicholls

Local and international nuclear experts, vendors and lobbyists are gathered at the annual Nuclear Africa conference held outside Pretoria from Wednesday to Friday. Moneyweb has spoken to some key delegates and brings you interviews with them. Eskom chief nuclear office Dave Nicholls told delegates that the utility, which will lead the procurement of 9 [...]

2017-04-03T12:17:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|