South Africa is headed for a dark weekend as Eskom has just announced Stage 4 load shedding from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Saturday - thereafter Saturday will be under Stage 2 load shedding, which will continue until 05:00 on Monday morning. At 11:00 on Friday, the embattled utility...
Eskom, South Africa's power utility, announced that the country will be put under Stage 2 load shedding at 11:00, the announcement came about an hour before the load shedding was to begin. According to Eskom, three generating units at its Kendal power station were taken offline, and the remaining fourth...
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced that the first operational solar project it has enabled in South Africa has begun contributing renewable energy to the electricity grid. Located in the Northern Cape, South Africa's largest province, the 10 megawatts (MW) solar project will supply renewable energy...
Eskom today has issued a warning to South Africa that load shedding could be implemented at short notice should any further breakdowns occur at its power stations, or if some of its generating units do not return to service as expected. The embattled utility has requested members of the public...
As the price of crude oil increases internationally and the rand weakens further, South Africa will see a sharp increase in its fuel prices across the country from Wednesday this week. The price of 93 and 95 Unleaded petrol will climb by R1.21 a litre, while the price of diesel...
On Tuesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa identified three key priorities for climate action in the country, including increasing the production of electric vehicles (EVs). Ramaphosa said during a speech at a ceremony marking the start of production of hybrid cars at a Toyota factory that the SA government has...
Bboxx, a future-minded energy utility that claims to be "tackling the global energy poverty crisis," has officially launched in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and Bboxx’s largest market to date. Bboxx is set to provide much-needed energy solutions to Nigeria’s electricity challenges by expanding access to clean, affordable and reliable...
South Africa's power utility Eskom has announced that it is jumping from Stage 2 load-shedding to Stage 4 from 12:00 on Wednesday. Stage 4 load-shedding will then continue until 05:00 in the morning on Friday - thereafter it will continue as Stage 2 until Saturday morning (05:00) which is still...
South Africa's power utility Eskom has announced that Stage 2 rotational load-shedding will take place from 09:00 on Tuesday until 05:00 on Saturday. The announcement came to the surprise of South Africans, as Eskom was forced to reschedule load-shedding last night at short notice to begin earlier. “While Eskom teams have...
The Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa has warned motorists to expect a "fuel price hike of catastrophic proportions" in November. According to a bi-monthly price outlook, the AA's most recent interpretations of current exchange rates and commodities pricing data point to massive increases in the price of fuel which...
Virtual power plants (VPP) are a dynamic and rapidly developing technology that is poised to make a significant impact on the future of electricity generation, distribution, and consumption. A VPP is an aggregation of distributed energy resources such as combined heat and power (CHP), solar photovoltaic (PV), or battery...
Eskom, South Africa's embattled power utility, is working to actively avoid having to implement load shedding during the upcoming municipal elections, according to CEO André de Ruyter. During an interview with eNCA Wednesday morning, De Ruyter said that Eskom was focusing on repairs ahead of the elections. Last week Thursday, the...
Load shedding is a reality that every South African business needs to manage. The good news is that there is a wide range of affordable backup solutions on the market that can help your business to stay productive when the lights go out. Even better news is that you can use...
The price of petrol in Nigeria, otherwise colloquially known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) may hit a high of N320 ($0.77) per litre in October. This comes as the country's Federal Government has concluded its plans to remove subsidy on petrol products as part of the ongoing implementation of Nigeria's...
The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900-million plant, which gathered 20 international banks and equity financing partners from more than nine countries, took over six...
On Thursday morning, South Africa's power utility Eskom issued a warning that it may be forced to implement load-shedding across the country at short notice. Eskom is now urging the public to reduce its power usage as its electricity generation system is under pressure due to a series of generating...
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