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South Africa denies Karpowership environmental authorisation

South Africa has refused Karpowership SA’s application for environmental authorisation to develop gas to power via powerships at three ports in the country.

Eskom chief resigns

Brian Dames has resigned as chief executive of Eskom, it was announced by the company on Thursday morning.

Eskom suspends CEO

The board of Eskom suspended its chief executive, Tshediso Matona and three other senior officials on Thursday as it launched an independent inquiry into ongoing poor performance.

EPRI and Eskom establish African technology center

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of the United States, and Eskom, the South African utility, are forming an African Center for Essential Community Services (CECS).

Eskom reliant on gas turbine power due to difficulties

Eskom in South Africa has been increasingly using its open cycle gas turbine power stations to create space for maintenance of its facilities, an issue that is a problem for the utility.

Power emergency in South Africa as Eskom requests rationing

South Africa’s largest utility has been forced to ask industrial users to cut consumption by at least 10 per cent as the country struggles to maintain enough power to sustain the economy.

Eskom backs renewable energy

South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom has announced the creation of a standalone renewable energy business unit.

Mozambique restores power to Eskom

A dispute over power prices between Mozambican hydroelectric power producer Hidroelectrica do Cahora Bassa (HCB) and South African power utility Eskom was settled Thursday.

Eskom chairman steps down

Zola Tsotsi, Eskom’s chairman, has resigned his position at the South African utility, following a board meeting on Tuesday.

Vattenfall chief joins Eskom board

Vattenfall's President and CEO, Lars G Josefsson, has been elected to the Board of the energy company Eskom Holdings Ltd - South Africa's largest electricity company.

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