MCSA supports regulatory reforms to streamline self-generation projects

Self-generation projects can assist easing electricity supply constraints while improving the competitiveness of the mining sector.
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Gold Fields welcomes NERSA approval of solar plant

The solar plant at the mine has the potential to provide around 20% of South Deep’s average electricity consumption.

Minister Mantashe wants to build nuclear power stations

OUTA opposes new nuclear power as unaffordable and inappropriate for South Africa, particularly with the advances in renewable energy,

Enough already, OUTA tells NERSA

“We believe that we have a right to know how our money is being spent and we ask NERSA to assist,” says the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse.
Energy power

Can mining companies generate their own power without licenses?

Following Gwede Mantashe's address at Mining Indaba, a series of headlines appeared saying that "mining companies can generate own power without licenses".
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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.

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.
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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. 

Tariff hike hearings end with Eskom facing impossible task

Nersa's hearings into the Eskom tariff hike request have closed presenting the panel with its biggest headache to date. Of the R66 billion claimed, some R44 billion was a claim for a shortfall of forecast electricity sales, while the balance included cost overruns on production.

Chamber of Mines opposes Eskom’s application to Nersa to recover losses

The Chamber of Mines opposes Eskom’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for an increase in electricity tariffs to recover over R 66 billion in losses.

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