Month: November 2014

Eskom announces stage 2 load shedding

FIN24 28 November 2014 Eskom will implement rotational load shedding in stage 2 over the weekend in a bid to augment its water and diesel reserves for the week ahead, it said on Friday afternoon. Load...Read More

Eskom offers voluntary separation packages

Engineering News ONLINE 26 November 2014 Eskom has asked its staff to consider voluntary retrenchment packages, a spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “We can confirm that we have announced the pro...Read More

Dec Medupi Unit 6 sync deadline at risk, as unit interval plan comes into focus

Engineering News – ONLINE 25 November 2014 Electricity utility Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which was...Read More

SA rooftop solar PV industry poised for growth, says law firm

Engineering News – ONLINE 24 November 2014 Global law firm Baker & McKenzie partner Paul Curnow believes South Africa holds significant upside potential for manufacturers and developers of c...Read More

Operational, financial headwinds place Eskom in worst position in ‘living memory’

Engineering News ONLINE 25 November 2014 State-owned electricity utility Eskom is forecasting a dramatic slump in profitability for the full-year to March 31, 2015, with CEO Tshediso Matona indicating...Read More

Fourth renewables bid announcement postponed, amid third-round closure delay

Engineering News ONLINE 24 November 2014 The announcement of the preferred bidders arising from the fourth bid window of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programm...Read More

Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

Business Day LIVE 24 November 2014 ESKOM on Sunday declared a “power emergency” for large industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce their electricity usage by 10%. This fo...Read More

ESKOM: POWER GRID SEVERELY CONSTRAINED

EWN  24 November 2014 JOHANNESBURG – Eskom says although the power grid remains severely constrained, load shedding will not be implemented during the early parts of this week. On Sunday, the power ut...Read More

Photovoltaic Business Delegation from Taiwan On-site appointment request

ITRI and SEMI, South Africa Photovoltaic Delegation organizing group, sincerely request a courtesy visit  of 1 – 2 hours to your company on December 04th, which will be a great value to the dele...Read More

Photovoltaic Business Matching Conference Invitation

The ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute)  and SEMI, South Africa Photovoltaic Delegation organizing group, are hosting a  Business Matching Conference,  02 December 2014 at 10:00~15:00 at t...Read More

RENEWABLE ENERGY MANUFACTURING PLANTS URGE GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE REIPPPP ROUND 3

RENEWABLE ENERGY MANUFACTURING PLANTS URGE GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE REIPPPP ROUND 3 Manufacturing companies serving the ZAR 120 billion South African renewable energy industry today called on Government to...Read More

Economic Development (ED): Hard Facts about the Soft Truth

  Economic Development (ED): Hard Facts about the Soft Truth  THE SOFT TRUTH After the August 13th review of the REIPP by Liz McDaid (REI4P review) it unfortunately seems as if some ‘soft facts’ are m...Read More

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