Prof Anton Eberhard presented the 2018 Academy Lecture “The Global Revolution in Energy and what it means for South Africa” on 1 November 2018 in the Snape Lecture Theatre at the University of Cape Town. Prof Eberhard is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Investment, Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business. Prof Eberhard argued that the rapid rate of innovation in energy may cause the institutional design of Eskom to become increasingly irrelevant and that a new business model is needed for the utility to survive. The lecture was attended by more than two hundred people. This lecture will be repeated at the University of Pretoria on 18 March 2019.