The probability for load shedding is low for the weekend, so says Eskom. The power utility said there is no expectation of the implementation of rotational load shedding this weekend. In a statement issued on Friday, Eskom said some generation units are planned to return to service early next week,[…]
Eskom’s new CEO, Andre de Ruyter, says the power utility is in the process of appointing boards for its generation, transmission and distribution divisions, giving effect to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive that the utility must develop a new business model to become sustainable. The plan to split the power utility[…]
Load shedding has been taking its toll on residents across the nation and Capetonians are no exception. While being left in the dark or without water is a huge inconvenience, some locals have reported that their homes burned to the ground, allegedly as a result of load shedding. Recently, a[…]
Eskom has announced stage two load-shedding for Friday, starting at 9am. The embattled power utility says the load-shedding will last until at least 6am on Saturday. WATCH: Eskom: Pay up or face dark Christmas Eskom terminated its stage 2 rotational load-shedding at 5am Friday morning, 6 hours after the initial planned outage time.[…]
Eskom says the system is still extremely constrained and vulnerable, with generating plants performing at very low levels of reliability. The power utility says no loadshedding is planned for Tuesday – but the probability remains if there’s any unexpected shift on the system. Eskom has not implemented any loadshedding since Friday last week,[…]
In a statement on Wednesday morning, Eskom warned that Stage 2 load shedding could be implemented from 9:00 to 23:00 today. Eskom said that it is experiencing a “shortage of capacity”, and that more details will follow. FIND: Your load shedding schedule Stage 2 load shedding allows for 2 000 MW[…]
United Democratic Movement (UDM) Chief Whip and Member of Parliament’s Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has warned that Eskom’s current load shedding has the potential to undermine President Cyril Ramphosa’s investment efforts. Kwankwa’s warning comes as Eskom says the probability of Stage 1 rotational load shedding remains high. The power utility says[…]
Eskom says the chances of stage 8 load-shedding is “low” but it has published an updated load-shedding timetable on its website. “The likelihood of reaching stage 8 is low,” Eskom said. “The Disaster Management Act requires Eskom to develop contingency plans for identified major incidents. A severe supply constraint is one of[…]
Chances of load shedding on Tuesday was medium for the morning and very high for the evening and dependent on the performance of the power plant, Eskom said in a tweet. Eskom, which stopped stage 1 load shedding at about 21:46 on Monday, said the electricity supply system remains very[…]
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