Tag: Chris Yelland

A baptism of fire for new Eskom boss Andre de Ruyter

While many South Africans are appreciating the fact that newly appointed CEO of Eskom, Andre de Ruyter is being honest about load shedding in the country and plans that are in place to move the struggling power utility forward but what does this mean for business and the economy? Energy Expert, Chris Yelland joins CNBC Africa for more.

This is what can be done to end power cuts in South Africa

Despite Eskom promising South Africa that it will not experience load shedding today, the struggling state-owned power utility says its plants remain severely constrained and could inevitably result in stage 6 load shedding which has happened once in the country, but the question remains – are we ready to normalize stage 6 load shedding and what does it mean for South Africa and the economy? Energy Analyst and Managing Director at EE Business Intelligence, Chris Yelland joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why this analyst thinks it’s unwise for Ramaphosa to guarantee no load-shedding after March next year

After a week of various stages of load-shedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that after March next year there will be no load-shedding for good but how certain are we that this will be the case. Energy Expert, Chris Yelland joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why the new man at Eskom needs a backbone of steel and the eye of a hawk

The new man charged with the devilish job of turning around South Africa’s state owned power generator Eskom may enjoy a merry Christmas next month, but can’t be sure of a happy new year.

Will SA’s new energy plan shed light on Eskom?

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for short 2019 was finally gazetted today by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe. But the plan comes against the backdrop of power cuts. So how can it help Eskom's current situation? CNBC Africa’s Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Energy Expert, Chris Yelland for more.

Treasury sets out stringent conditions for Eskom’s bailout

Treasury has released 28 conditions for Debt stricken Eskom in order for them to receive its latest R23 billion bailout.

Jabu Mabuza steps in as acting Eskom CEO

Eskom chairman now acting CEO, Jabu Mabuza, is stepping in to lead South Africa power utility. A statement from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan officiated this appointment this afternoon. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Independent Energy Expert, Chris Yelland.

Chris Yelland on PIC’s investment in Eskom

South Africa’s Public Servants Association is raising concerns over the PIC’s investment in Eskom. The power utility’s growing debt levels is a risky investment and the PIC may not be in the position to hedge the hazard. Eskom’s supply of electricity has stabilised since the beginning of the year, however its troubles are far from over. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the business of Eskom is Chris Yelland, Energy Analyst and Managing Director at EE Publisher.