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Disruptive Forces Set to Change Power Utility Business Models Utilities must respond appropriately to impending forces to prevent being surpassed by technological and market change
It appears that several disruptive forces are set to threaten the traditional power utility business model as we know it. Distributed power generation, technological advances and
11 Dec 2018
Reliable and Renewable Should you invest in a solar power system?
Solar power is reliable and renewable, and it will give you a powerful return on your investment. We look at how it works and why you will want to invest in a solar power system
20 Nov 2018
SSA socio-economic development hinges on energy sector With massive power shortfalls across the continent, Africa must look to increased generation, alternative energy and better grid management for economic growth
Electricity consumption and economic development are closely linked; growth will not happen without investing in the power sector. Currently 585 million people lack reliable
07 Jul 2016
ELECTRIFYING AFRICA Leadership talks to Powertech CEO Neil Kayton about the power business in a globalised world
One of the biggest problems South Africa currently faces is a lack of power, or more specifically, electricity. Recent years have shown, more clearly than ever, that power
04 Sep 2014 - R. S.
Africa’s power challenges Lack of skills to blame
One of the biggest obstacles stunting African economic growth and investment is electricity supply.The power crisis is exacerbated by a long list of issues - including a lack of skills in the sector.
30 Aug 2013
Light at end of the SA electricity tunnel Policy changes can dramatically brighten power future
While South Africa faces a winter with a high risk of disruptions in electricity supply, future prospects on this front could look considerably brighter in the not too distant future.
30 Apr 2013
Electricity woes Interesting twists and turns to Eskom/BHP Billiton spat
The spat that recently broke out between state-owned electricity utility Eskom and its former sweetheart client, BHP Billiton, after Eskom set out to cancel contractual arrangements
16 Apr 2013 - S. T.
Electricity tariff hike Consumers smile, but will Eskom keep the lights on with 8%?
Consumers across the board are smiling after Eskom was granted only an 8% tariff increase instead of the 16% it had requested.
05 Mar 2013 - S. T.
Eskom tariffs A no-win vicious circle
South Africa’s expensive electricity is an almost crippling factor in the operational budgets of hard-pressed industrial electricity consumers, including the beleaguered mining sector.
30 Oct 2012 - S. T.




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