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Eskom by the numbers, according to the latest figures

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.
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Eskom’s executives discuss unbundling process with Select Committee

Eskom's chief financial officer, Calib Cassim, told the Select Committee that since the inception of the unbundling process the cost incurred is $195 297 while the highest estimated cost of the process is $361 million.
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A conversation with Paul Vermeulen on batteries being part of the national grid

Paul Vermeulen is a big proponent of unbundling SA’s power utility, Eskom, into transmission, generation and distribution companies.
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A different look at revamping Eskom for a just energy transition

Recently released report Eskom Transformed: Achieving a Just Transition for South Africa offers an alternative look at the crises at the utility and possible solutions.
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Nampak’s Andre de Ruyter appointed as Eskom CEO

The South African ministry of public enterprises yesterday announced Andre de Ruyter as Eskom’s new Group Chief Executive.
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Nigerian Disco, PHED reveals five-year performance plan

Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc (PHED), one of the eleven Discos has submitted its five-year performance plan to NERC for review.
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Ed’s Note: How to respond to a business in crisis

It is well-known that South Africa's state-owned power utility, Eskom, is operating in a financial and operational crisis bubble. Originally published in the ESI Africa weekly newsletter on 2019/07/24 During this long-standing crisis period, the...

Ed’s Note: Is there a future for Africa’s largest power utility?

Yesterday, Africa's largest power utility, Eskom, was victorious as the Pretoria High Court ordered Trillian to act on the ruling and pay back the money.
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Ed’s Note | Has South Africa reached breaking point?

South Africa has become used to Eskom loadshedding but stage 4, implemented with little warning for citizens to prepare, has been met with anger.