Blog author by: Roy Crystal

JOHANNESBURG – South African utility Eskom said on Thursday rolling power cuts are unlikely despite coal supply possibly falling below a 20-day requirement at its Hendrina power station. On Thursday investigative news outfit AmaBhungane reported Eskom may be forced into nationwide electricity cuts after a

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CAPE TOWN – Public attendants to the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa public hearing yesterday in Midrand said, Eskom’s proposed 19.9% price hike might fuel electricity theft and non-payment by consumers, especially the poor communities. Nersa has been conducting public hearings on Eskom’s revenue application for the

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If Eskom’s Christmas wish for a 19% electricity increase sounds exorbitant, spare a thought for Australians.   Energy prices in Victoria have gone up by an average of 63% in the year ending June 2017, while a cold storage friend in Melbourne is not relishing

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Cape Town – The proposed 19.9% electricity hike by Eskom will result in job losses in the steel and engineering sector, warned an economist for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa, which strongly opposes Eskom’s application for electricity tariff increases,

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The City of Tshwane’s controversial electricity metering contractor TUMS has admitted to inaccurately billing some of the 13 000 customers it supplied with electricity since October 2013. Total Utility Management Services (TUMS) is the implementation vehicle of PEU Capital Partners. The contract between Tshwane and

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Talking saving our planet or saving your money; the subject of solar power technology is bound to come up. Both commercial, as well as residential rooftop have many advantages. Photovoltaic technology should not be seen as a short-term solution, but as an investment that will pay off

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Cape Town – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector, according to Alison Groves, regional director, building services, of engineering professional services firm WSP Africa. She explains that, in response

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Durban- Cash-strapped Durban pensioners are feeling the pinch following the property rates increase that has become so unaffordable that some are selling their homes to downsize.   At a Hillcrest estate, 80 of 680 units have put up for sale signs as their owners –

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JOBURG – Joburgers today are dealing with the effects of a decision made many years ago. It’s no secret that the City of Johannesburg’s billing system is in bad shape, but residents often don’t know how it became so bad or what the problem actually

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Undertake the seven step action plan   Step 1: Appoint an energy champion Appoint an appropriate person to drive energy management and provide senior level support and endorsement.   Step 2: Develop an energy policy Produce a written energy policy for the Group or site which is

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