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South Africa: Load Shedding A Possibility This Weekend

South Africa: Load Shedding A Possibility This Weekend

  The probability of load shedding is high this weekend, as recovery of the power system is set to take approximately 30 days, Eskom said on Friday. “The power system remains constrained with a risk of loads shedding today. The load shedding risk will increase over the weekend as we restore power plants and build […]

U.S. Energy Regulator Wants More Disclosure Of Cyber Attacks

  The U.S. government on Thursday asked power generators to disclose more information about cyber attacks amid growing concern that foreign hackers could disrupt the electric grid.   The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an energy industry regulator, called for the power industry’s regulating body, the North American Electric Reliability Corp, to expand the rules. […]

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South African Energy Sector Gets $10bn Boost From Saudi Arabia

  A $10 billion investment pledge into the South African energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa. The pledge was made during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State visit to Saudi Arabia, which began on Thursday. “This commitment from the Kingdom is […]

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Nigeria Estimated Billing: Electricity Consumers Laud FG’s Directive To Distribution Companies

Some electricity consumers in Lagos on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government’s directive that the Distribution Companies should stop estimated billing and provide meters for their customers. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the directive would reduce the exploitation and bring sanity to the power sector. NAN reports that the […]

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South African Cabinet Welcome Minister’s Intervention On Eskom

  Cabinet has welcomed the intervention made by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in the wage negotiations dispute between the Eskom management and labour. Last Friday, Gordhan convened a meeting with the Eskom board and management and the three labour unions — National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) […]

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South Africa: Probability Of Load Shedding High This Evening

  The probability of load shedding is high this evening but it will only be implemented if absolutely necessary, Eskom said on Wednesday. “While Eskom has not implemented rotational load shedding this morning, an alert for stage 1 rotational load shedding from 5pm to 9pm has been issued. Load shedding will only be implemented as […]

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Nigeria: AfDB Approves $1.5m For Jigawa Power Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved a grant of 1.5 million dollars (about N540 million) to support power project in Jigawa state. Mr Amadou Hott, Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate and Growth complex of the bank disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan, on Saturday. […]

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Nigeria: Metering: Reps Inspect Sabrud, Move To Curb Estimated Billing

The Federal House of Representatives has said it was determined to strengthen the operations of indigenous meter manufactures and curb cases of estimated billing in the country. Mr Isreal Famuyiwa, Chairman of the House of Representatives’ ad-hoc Committee on Power to curb excessive charges by Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) made the assertion on Friday in […]

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