Tag: South Africa

Eskom resumes stage 2 loadshedding

South Africa: Eskom announced this morning that it will continue with stage 2 loadshedding from 9:00 today (Friday) until 6:00 on Monday 3 February.

Airport hit by power outage due to Eskom transformer fire

South Africa: OR Tambo International Airport was plunged into darkness after a transformer at a Kempton Park substation caught fire on Sunday morning. The Ekurhuleni municipality confirmed that the airport was one of a number of places affected. Commuters said the power outage caused major inconveniences. The outage lasted about two hours. On Sunday morning, […]

South Africa plunges back into darkness

South Africa: South Africans were advised by state-owned enterprise Eskom that emergency loadshedding would be implemented as unplanned breakdowns were above 10,500 MW, impacting the utility's ability to meet the current demand.

$11 B green energy plan to save Eskom

South Africa: A plan to establish the world’s largest green-energy financing initiative is being threshed out in South Africa, which needs to reduce its environmental footprint and find innovative ways to fund debt-stricken state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.

New 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

Enel Green Power RSA, has begun construction of its 140MW Oyster Bay wind farm, in the Kouga Local Municipality, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe resigns

South Africa: The Eskom Board announced on Friday evening that Eskom’s group chief executive officer, Phakamani Hadebe, will step down at the end of July 2019.