Anyone had experience/heard of Eskoms new suppliers

I have never heard of them personally…

I had a Hyosung motorcycle long ago. It was part of Kawasaki. But nothing with batteries

Henan Pinggao Electric, State Grid Corporation of China…

and Hyosung Heavy Industries > Business Area > New Renewable Energy > Energy Storage System (ESS)


Jis this is good news!!!

Then we add this: BREAKING NEWS: Eskom awards 18 bids for grid-connected private generation in Mpumalanga

Sadly also this…

Protests break out at Eskom power stations

23 June 2022

Tensions are rising at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., with the struggling South African electricity supplier confirming protests at a number of power plants following a breakdown in wage negotiations.

Groups at six coalfired stations

have blocked roads leading to some of the power stations, which hampers the movement of people and goods into or outside of the facilities, spokesman Sikonathi Mantshantsha said in a text message on Thursday.

While some incidents of intimidation have been reported, the protesters are largely peaceful at this stage.

The development adds pressure on the state-owned utility, already failing to meet electricity demand and forced to implement controlled blackouts to keep the grid from a total collapse.

Eskom, which generates almost all of the nation’s power, reached a deadlock with labour unions in pay talks earlier this week.

The company’s last major wage negotiations in 2018 broke down into labour protests considered illegal because the utility provides an essential service â that resulted in electricity shortages.

A three-year deal was then signed for pay increases of as much as 7.5% annually.

Some of Thursday’s demonstrators wore union gear, Mantshantsha said.

The police have been alerted.

The National Union of Mineworkers and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa are the two biggest labour groups at Eskom.

Think it is going to get worse now that the renewables are becoming reality. Wonder what Mantashe’s involvement is …

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