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Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is at a turning point according to Group CEO, André de Ruyter. Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business posed some questions to the power utility’s CEO.
It may be that Eskom would be better off closing down Koeberg and investing in cheaper electricity generation, than running up ever-increasing refurbishment costs to keep a 40-year-old plant running, states OUTA.
Eskom CE to give more insight into Eskom’s COP26 journey and the anticipated outcomes.
The R1.3 billion summary judgement against Emfuleni Local Municiplaity provides Eskom with several options to recover the debt owed to the power utility.
Eskom confirmed that Koeberg Unit 1 Reactor was safely shut down after a trip at 16:30 on Monday, 30 August 2021, due to a fault on the electrical breaker to one of the primary coolant pumps.
Eskom’s Renewable Energy Tariff pilot programme will last for a two-year period ending 31 March 2023, after which the company will make a decision whether to take the tariff for formal approval.
Eskom revenue growth for the financial year ending March 2021 grew because of a tariff increase, even as their sales volume dropped 6.7% over the same period thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commentary: Raising the self-generation threshold is not a sufficient condition to unlock the significant potential that distributed generation, wheeling and trading of electricity can deliver to customers.
Eskom will soon kick off their national initiative to upgrade prepaid meter software by changing meter coding as per the international TID rollover facing all prepaid customers globally.