The City of Cape Town has welcomed the news that South African municipalities now can source their own power as opposed to buying electricity from Eskom. It comes after Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity last week. It also[…]
Power company Eskom said on Wednesday it respected a recent ruling granting the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) leave to appeal a July high court decision which allowed the state utility to recoup R69 billion (US$3.9 billion) from consumers over the next three years via higher electricity tariffs.[…]
Eskom has summarily suspended the managers of the Tutuka and Kendal power stations, saying the country’s load-shedding crisis was being “exacerbated by serious issues of apathetic behaviour” by some top staff. SA was set to endure yet another day of rolling blackouts with stage 3 load-shedding scheduled from 8am until[…]
Deputy President David Mabuza has reiterated government’s stance that there are no plans to privatise Eskom. This as Eskom says it will move to Stage 3 load-shedding from 8 o’clock Friday morning to 10 pm. The power utility says reduced demand for electricity and improved weather conditions have allowed it[…]
Brace for another day of stage 4 load-shedding. Embattled power utility Eskom on Wednesday night confirmed that the stage 4 rotational power cuts would continue on Thursday from 8am to 10pm due to “continuing severe generation supply constraints”. Stage 4 was originally put in place from 4pm on Wednesday. Eskom[…]
Eskom to continue implementing Stage 4 load shedding from 8am until 10pm on Thursday. The power utility says the load shedding is due to continuing severe generation supply constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns as well as additional demand due to the cold weather. Eskom has urged customers to switch[…]
Stage 2 load-shedding will resume from midday on Tuesday following the breakdown of additional units overnight, and constraints on the system are expected to persist for the rest of the week. Ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the past 48 hours, the power utility said. Generators[…]
Eskom is implementing stage 2 rolling blackouts across the country from 4pm until 10pm on Tuesday — and more power cuts are in store on Wednesday. Stage 2 load-shedding will resume at 9am and last until 10pm on Wednesday. “Due to the severe constraints in the power generation system, Eskom[…]
Eskom will resume stage-2 load shedding from 8am on Friday morning to 10pm tonight. On Thursday, the power utility implemented Stage-2 rotational load shedding due to an increase in generation unit breakdowns overnight. The power utility says it has restored four units to the power grid but this is not[…]
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding nationwide from 08:00 on Thursday, due to “the increase in unit breakdowns”. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the power utility said it would implement rolling blackouts from 08:00, which would continue until 22:00. “The delay of the return to service of two[…]
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