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Unions express worry about unbundling at power utility Eskom

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Members of two largest unions at power utility Eskom on Wednesday picketed against unbundling of the company which they said might lead to retrenchments...
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South African police arrest power utility senior managers for corruption

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The South African police on Thursday arrested power utility Eskom senior managers for alleged fraud and company executives for alleged corruption and money laundering. ...
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South African debt-laden power utility remains reliant on government support

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South African power utility Eskom said on Thursday it remains reliant on government support to keep lights on. "We remain reliant on...
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Zambia’s thermal power firm accuses power utility of failing to settle debts

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Zambia's thermal powered firm on Wednesday accused the country's power utility of failing to settle debts for the electricity it has been supplied. ...
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South African power utility Eskom aims to recover millions in corruption fight

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South Africa's power utility Eskom said it was working with law enforcement, investigative agencies and the state capture inquiry in order to recover millions...
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South African power utility Eskom can’t be allowed to fail – Buthelezi

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Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA) in parliament Sfiso Buthelezi on Tuesday said indebted power utility Eskom should be provided with the...
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S. Africa’s Power Utility Falls on Electric Vehicles

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South Africa's power utility Eskom on Monday said it is working with major players in the electric vehicle (EV) market in the country to...
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South African government moves to stabilize power utility Eskom

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The South African Presidency on Saturday put in place measures to stabilize the country's power utility, Eskom which is facing governance challenges. The Presidency issued...
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Zambia investment agency calls for unbundling of power utility

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Zambia's investment agency on Wednesday called for the unbundling of the country's power utility to enhance efficiency following the emergency of alternative sources of...
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Power utility connects northwestern Zambia to national grid

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Zesco Limited has been using diesel generators to supply electricity to the province for the last 40 years. But the power utility...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

DR Congo appeals to Zambia for continuing power supply

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Zesco Limited discontinued power supply to the DR Congo due to that country's failure to settle arrears. But Jean-Claude Kazembe-Musonda, governor of...
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Zambian power utility says water levels still low for increased generation

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Zesco Limited has been carrying out rationing of power to its customers since June last year in order to sustain water levels in its...
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Zambia reverses electricity tariffs after public outcry

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Meanwhile stakeholders have welcomed the government's decision to revert to old electricity tariffs. Last month, the country's energy regulator, the Energy Regulation Board, announced...
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South Africa’s electricity supply stable despite heat wave

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The company's maintenance program is making good progress, thus ensuring the stable electricity supply, although the heat wave indirectly leads to an increase...

Zambia expects US$4.3 billion investments in electricity generation

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Zesco Limited said about six power projects are expected to take off within the next 12 months which will increase generation capacity by an...
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Zambia’s power utility proposes to increase tariffs by 50 percent

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But Zesco Limited has indicated that it will not increase tariffs for its domestic customers, according to the company's managing director Victor Mundende....

Zambia power utility starts distributing energy saving bulbs

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Zambia's power utility has commenced a countrywide distribution of energy-saving bulbs in an effort aimed at mitigating a power deficit the southern African nation...
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Zambia’s power shortage may discourage investors – official

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The current electricity shortage in Zambia will harm the economy and may scare away potential investors, an official told Xinhua. Yusuf Dodia, the chairperson...
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Zambia’s power utility warns of more electricity cuts

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Zambia's power utility has warned of increased electricity cuts due to reduced generation capacity caused by poor rains, according to a statement seen by...
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Namibia averts load shedding, but darkness looms

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There was panic in Windhoek Thursday when NamPower announced that load shedding would be implemented later in the evening. Namibia is most probably the...
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South African power utility apologies for prolonged power outage

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South African power utility Eskom on Friday apologized to the residents of Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg for the inconvenience caused by the prolonged power...

Zambia’s power utility to construct 750 MW power plant

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Zambia's power utility plans to construct a new hydro power plant in order to boost electricity supply, a statement seen on Thursday said. Zesco...
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South African power utility rejects reports about total blackout

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South Africa's power utility Eskom on Monday rejected reports about a possible total blackout due to the collapse of the national grid. ...
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South African power utility urged to stop retrenchments

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South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged power utility Eskom to stop retrenchments which reportedly are taking place as a step to...
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South Africa power utility denies race-based layoff

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South Africa's power utility Eskom on Monday denied reports that it would lay off thousands of white engineers to meet a new government policy. Eskom...
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Unbundling Zambia?s power utility will not address challenges ? ERB

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Zambia's energy regulator has warned authorities against rushing to unbundle the country's power utility because this will not address challenges the firm was facing,...