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The future of coal in South Africa’s energy mix

According to Eskom the environment in which Eskom operates is highly regulated; however, the utilities primary energy resource, coal, is not.

More power for Eskom

[img:Eskom%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Eskom is importing
more power from
Mozambique
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 April, 2008 - In a development which will hopefully ease the demand pressures it is experiencing, state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings Ltd (Eskom) has concluded a five-year agreement to receive an additional 250MW of power from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa hydro-electric power station.

Eskom considers importing coal

[img:Mozambique%20trail_0.jpg| ]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 24 November 2011 - South African national power utility Eskom Holdings is considering the possibility of importing coal as one of various methods to help bridge the growing prospect of a power supply deficit in South Africa.

Mark Sims, manager of Eskom's International Trader Department said that Eskom's new unit would be looking at the feasibility of importing coal. “There's no specific strategy, but this is something we are wanting to do,” he said. He also raised the possibility that Eskom was now in a position to sign deals with independent power producers (IPPs) regionally. “Anything from DRC down,” he said.

Eskom reconsiders plan to raise tariffs

[img:Eskom%20power_0.jpg|Eskom power –
prices to be
reviewed
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 21 November 2008 - South Africa's state-owned utility, Eskom, is to review its plan to raise tariffs on power in light of the current global financial turmoil.

Eskom, which provides 95% of South Africa's power, had said it would raise tariffs as part of its efforts to raise money for its R343 billion new power investment programme.

David Mabuza feels the burn from NUM

NUM has taken exception with the Deputy President David Mabuza’s recent statement supporting ESKOM'S plan to reduce its workforce by 4,000.

Eskom’s tariff proposals likely to be rejected

[img:Deaths%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|TauTona ‒ one of the
AngloGold operations
which could suffer
under Eskom’s proposed
tariff hikes
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 12 November 2009 - The South African government is expected to reject the proposal by power utility Eskom to triple tariffs, partly because of the impact this would have on the gold sector, says AngloGold Ashanti chief executive Mark Cutifani.

No new CEO for Eskom yet

[img:Eskom%20-%20lines_0.jpg|Power ‒ decision
on Eskom price
hikes by the end of
February
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 January 2010 - The mining industry is one of many watching with keen interest as Eskom seems no closer to finding an incumbent for its vacant CEO position, after saying it could not commit to an appointment at the beginning of February.

Op-ed: Ted Blom on where Eskom tariffs are heading

"The term ‘cost-reflective’ has since been bandied each time Eskom demands an increase, but Eskom has never set a cap on where this number would be."

Grim outlook for SA mining

[img:Eskom%20-%20Matala_0.jpg|Matala ‒ one of
Eskom’s many
power stations
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 27 January 2010 - South Africa's mining industry has painted a grim outlook for itself at the National Energy Regulator of SA's (Nersa) 10th and final public hearing on Eskom's application for huge tariff increases.

Chamber of Mines assistant adviser Dick Kruger called on the government to inject at least R7 billion into Eskom to bring its request for electricity tariff hikes down from 35% annually over three years to 25% a year, according to Business Report

Eskom and DBSA sign R15 billion loan agreement

[img:Eskom - Matala_0.jpg|Matla power station
‒ one of Eskom’s many
coal-fired plants
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 04 November 2010 - Eskom is to sign a R15 billion loan agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) in a development which will assist the South African power utility fund part of its capital expansion programme.

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