Eskom Holdings generates, transports and distributes approximately 95% of South Africa’s electricity, making up 60% of the total electricity consumed on the African continent.
Eskom is the world’s eleventh-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity, ranks ninth in terms of sales, and boasts the world's largest dry-cooling power station.
Eskom sells power directly to some 6 000 industrial, 18 000 commercial, 70 000 agricultural and 3 million residential customers. It owns and operates a number of coal-fired, gas-fired, hydro and pumped storage power stations, as well as one nuclear power station.
Its 26 000 kilometres of transmission lines span the entire country and extend into most Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Its distribution teams connect an average of 1 000 new homes every day - an achievement unprecedented anywhere else in the world.
Eskom is wholly owned by the South African government:
Website: www.eskom.co.za Tel: +27 11 800 8111
Physical AddressMegawatt ParkMaxwell DriveSunninghillSandton
Postal AddressEskom PO Box 1091Johannesburg2000