Blog author by: Amanda Paige

In South Africa our poor energy infrastructure has cost us dearly, and continues to do so. According to a savingenergy.co.za article, the price hike this July was even higher than originally intended, “so that Eskom could recover more of the money they lost due to

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This article examines the legal issue of when a disconnection of electricity or water by a municipality will be lawful. Dispelling the Myth Many people think that a municipality is not entitled to disconnect one service if that service is fully paid up (but where

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    After you’ve made the decision to go solar, the next step is figuring out how to pay for it. Assuming you don’t have the cash to buy your solar energy system upfront, like the vast majority of Americans, there are a variety of

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Some electrical accounts, especially for large consumers include a charge for Power Factor issues (PF) and the charge will be seen on the account as “cents per kVAR” (kilo volt/amps/reactive).  The local supply authority introduces this charge to commercial consumers to encourage the consumer to

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Resident disappointed with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for its lack of service delivery.   “I am very disappointed with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) for its lack of service delivery when it comes to customer service. I paid for a new electric meter three months

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PV Renting – an Innovative Financing Tool for Solar Power There appears to be a new, solar “gold rush” taking place, with all the installations that are being commissioned around the world- South Africa is no exception, albeit a little “behind the times”. For many

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The below information can be used as a helpful directory when looking to caontact municipal or electricity departments across South Africa Eskom Registering on Eskom’s website will allow you to query your account, view your consumption, submit your meter readings or log a fault. The customer centre

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Johannesburg – In collaboration with the Philile Foundation, Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar streetlights around a crèche in Diepsloot. Project Sunshine is a crowdfunded initiative and at midpoint the project has already raised over

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