South African business association, the Free Market Foundation, has put the boot into an application by Eskom to increase electricity tariffs an average 16% over 5 years dated from 2013. South African Coal Report’s David McKay assesses the debate.
Leading Cape Town-based power events organiser and publisher Spintelligent has signed the Eskom 49m pledge, agreeing to embrace energy savings as part of the company’s culture and joining the global journey towards a sustainable future.
The South African Department of Energy will once again support the annual African Utility Week conference and exhibition as host ministry. The event runs from 21-24 May in Johannesburg and is the largest utility services gathering on the continent.
African Utility Week delegates will be able to experience first-hand how far the Western Cape has come in developing its own renewable energy resources during site visits which form part of the event which takes place from 15-17 March.
Many questions around Africa’s options to meet power challenges in more environmentally friendly ways will be answered at this year’s African Utility Week which is held at the CTICC in Cape Town from 15-17 March.