Battery energy storage systems

Eskom’s ageing fleet of power stations has plagued the power utility and the country for years. Are battery energy storage systems the answer? The sharp increase in the number of load-shedding days since 2018  highlights the challenges that Eskom faces: a...

Stand-alone retirement funds vs umbrella funds

The choice between stand-alone retirement funds vs umbrella funds is not a simple one, but it’s a decision every business must at least consider as it fulfils its promise to act in the best interests of its employees’ financial futures. FLEXIBILITY Flexibility is, of...

The stability of the Eskom grid

Moneyweb reports that the reality is that Eskom is skating a very fine line when it comes to managing its operating reserve these days. Eskom requires an operating reserve of 2 200MW. This means it requires 2 200MW more electricity generated than demanded. ...

Climate change is front and centre

When BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink says “climate change is front and centre”, the investment world listens. That’s because BlackRock, with almost $9 trillion (close to R138 trillion) entrusted to it, is the world’s largest asset manager. Annual...