Eskom chairman resigns as network stays constrained

first_imgAs such, following several days of consistent loadshedding, Mabuza tendered his resignation on Friday, 10 January. “Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has accepted Mr Mabuza’s resignation. President Ramaphosa has expressed his gratitude to Mr Mabuza for serving Eskom and the nation during a challenging period and has commended Mr Mabuza for taking responsibility and accepting accountability for events under his leadership.” No loadsheddingscheduled for Monday Generation Finance and Policy The powerutility announced this morning [Monday, 13 January] that the power system is “tight,but we are working hard to stabilise our generation fleet in order to ensurethat we meet today’s demand”. Read more news on South Africa Eskom Chairman resignation accepted “Should we losesome generation units during the day, we will use emergency reserves and mayimplement loadshedding in the evening. However, if we experience drasticchanges in the system, loadshedding may be implemented earlier in the day,” thecompany warned. Unplannedoutages or breakdowns were at 13,867MW as at 06h00 on Monday morning. The office of thePresident said the Eskom chairman wrote a letter as part of his resignationannouncement, in which he apologised for Eskom’s inability to meet thecommitment it made to the president to avoid loadshedding from 11 December 2019to 13 January 2020. Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza has taken accountability for Eskom’s failure to meet the commitment it made to the president that there would be no loadshedding until 13 January 2020. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA “Eskom presented plans to ensure that the risk of loadshedding would be eliminated during the holiday period until 13 January 2020. Eskom also outlined the risks affecting the national grid,” said President Ramaphosa’s office. The utility anticipates some units coming back online during the course of the day and states that it has adequate reserves for emergency generators.  Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza resigned on 10 January 2020 TAGSEskomLoadsheddingPersonalitiesSouth Africa Previous articleAbout Middle East Energy 2020Next articleEnel Green Power smashes renewable capacity records in 2019 Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS It went on to state that the government will soon announce a “reconfigured Eskom board with the appropriate mix of electricity industry, engineering, and corporate governance experience”. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

NTSB report on Boeing Max 737 crashes urges certifiers to test for ‘real-world’ chaos

first_imgShunyu Fan/iStock(NEW YORK) — The National Transportation Safety Board is out with new safety recommendations Thursday urging certifiers to account for “real-world” chaos that can unfold on a plane in the wake of the two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes that left 346 people dead.The NTSB found that the pilots were bombarded with multiple alarms and alerts in the cockpit before the planes crashed. The blaring alarms likely caused further confusion and made an already stressful situation worse, according to the NTSB.A scenario like the one encountered by pilots in both crashes which triggered those alarms was never tested during the certification process. The government agency also said Boeing and the FAA need to consider testing every possible scenario when certifying a new plane.“We saw in these two accidents that the crews did not react in the ways Boeing and the FAA assumed they would,” NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said in a statement. “Those assumptions were used in the design of the airplane and we have found a gap between the assumptions used to certify the MAX and the real-world experiences of these crews, where pilots were faced with multiple alarms and alerts at the same time.”Sumwalt added that the safety recommendation report “addresses that issue and does not analyze the actions of the pilots” involved in the accidents.The NTSB’s new safety recommendations are not binding, meaning the FAA does not have to make any changes based on the report.The FAA responded in a statement saying safety is its first priority and it welcomed the NTSB’s recommendations.“The agency will carefully review these and all other recommendations as we continue our review of the proposed changes to the Boeing 737 MAX,” according to the statement. “The FAA is committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement. The lessons learned from the investigations into the tragic accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will be a springboard to an even greater level of safety.”In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in the ocean just outside of Indonesia shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 on board, including three children. Less than six months later, in March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 also crashed just minutes after taking off from Ethiopia’s capital, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Americans.The 737 Max jets have been grounded since March. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Winless Twins Lose Another to ChiSox

first_img 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins are still without a win in 2016 after losing 3-1 this (Thursday) afternoon to the Chicago White Sox.Minnesota managed only four hits in the loss and have now been swept for the third straight series to begin the season. About Connatix V56892 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) To add injury to insult, center fielder Byron Buxton left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the hand with a pitch.The 0-9 Twins host a weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels starting tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. with coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on AM 1240 WJON. 1/1last_img read more

Wolves Face Rubio, Jazz In Home Opener

first_img About Connatix V56892 The wolves looked shaky in their 107-99 season opener loss in San Antonio and need to come out with some attitude to get the win in front of their home fans.The Jazz opened their season with a 106-96 win over the Nuggets at home.Tip-off between the Jazz and the Wolves is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. You can catch the game on AM 1240 WJON with the pregame show starting at 6:30 p.m.Projected StartersJazz: PG – Rubio, SG – Mitchell, SF – Ingles, PF – Favors, C – GobertTimberwolves: PG – Teague, SG – Wiggins, SF – Butler, PF – Gibson, C – Towns 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p)center_img MINNEAPOLIS — After a disappointing start to the season the wolves are looking to turn things around Friday night at Target Center.The wolves home opener will not only see some new details to the court, seats, and locker rooms but also a familiar face in Ricky Rubio’s return.Rubio was traded to the Jazz this summer for a 1st round pick. Rubio spent his first six seasons with the wolves. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD 360plast_img read more