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Eskom calls for coal export restrictions

[img:Quota - Pic 1_0.jpg|Eskom CEO
Brian Dames
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 10 January 2011 - South African power utility Eskom has reiterated its call for urgent coal export restrictions, suggesting a formula-based export quota for mining companies.

“This regulation of coal exports should actually already have been introduced,” said Eskom CEO Brian Dames in an interview here with Miningmx. He said Eskom was losing between 500MW and 1 000MW per day due to poor quality coal-supplies to power stations.

NUM to protest against Eskom’s “dirty deeds”

The National Union of Mineworkers is gearing itself up for an inter-sectorial march against IPPs, retrenchments and the privatisation of Eskom.

SA considers regulation of coal exports

[img:Mining boat_0.jpg|SA coal exports ‒
may be regulated
to protect Eskom
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 18 November 2010 - The South African government is giving serious consideration to the future regulation of coal exports, in order to protect power utility Eskom from local producers who get higher prices for their coal in India and China.

Mineral resources deputy minister Godfrey Oliphant said here at a conference on clean coal resources that Eskom was suffering because low-grade coal was being sold to India and China. It was proving more profitable for the producers to export the coal than to sell it to Eskom, so the producers then sold a very poor quality product to Eskom.

No surprise as Eskom misses deadline for tariff appeal

The Eskom board's latest announcements of intentions to appeal a 5% tariff approval does not come as a shock. This is according to Ted Blom, a partner at Mining & Energy Advisors, and former Eskom staffer.

Eskom’s intention to approach NERSA in court rejected

OUTA rejects Eskom’s intention to take NERSA to court to set aside the 5.23% tariff determination following the Utilities’ failed application for a 19.9% increase in 2017. 

Eskom’s failing refocuses spotlight on renewable energy

South Africa’s national power utility Eskom grapple to meet South Africa’s energy demand has sped up the need to explore alternative energy sources.

Universal Coal pitches to supply Eskom’s Kusile power station

[img:Universal%20ka_0.jpg|Exploratory drilling
at Universal Coal’s
Kangala project in
South Africa
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 December 2011 - ASX-listed Universal Coal is pitching to supply coal from its planned Kangala mine to Eskom’s Kusile power station, despite the fact that Anglo American Coal holds the contract to supply Kusile.

Eskom’s Medupi generates first electricity – Kentz plays role

South Africa –  State-owned power utility Eskom's Medupi power station, in Limpopo, is achieving its critical milestones in the run up to its commissioning thanks to...

Eskom negotiates supply tonnage from Optimum

In terms of the coal supply agreement with Eskom, Optimum Coal Mine is obliged to supply 400 000 tons of coal to Eskom’s Hendrina Power Station each month at the price of R201,46 per ton.

Solidarity declares dispute with Eskom

Trade union Solidarity has declared a dispute with Eskom after the power utility did not turn up for further negotiations regarding salary increases. Eskom has offered a 0% salary increase for employees.