Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding from 9pm

Power utility, Eskom, says it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 9pm on Tuesday to 5am on Wednesday due to a shortage of generation capacity. It says available generation capacity was reduced by the tripping of three generation units. Eskom says the load shedding is also necessary in order[…]

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Eskom electricity tarrif increase comes under scrutiny

Cope says government should review the 15% electricity tariff increase that kicked in on Thursday. The party’s spokesperson Dennis Bloem has condemned the electricity hike. He says it will further kill the economy and hit the poor and unemployed the hardest: “Government can never justify this increase. Millions of people[…]

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Eskom on ‘Code Red’ for next six weeks, says energy expert

Energy expert Chris Yelland says Eskom is on “Code Red” for the next six weeks. Eskom announced Stage 2 load-shedding will continue until Wednesday. “It really is expected, Eskom has been giving the message, loud and clear, they’ll be load-shedding for at least next two years. “Last year we were saved by COVID-19 as the demand[…]

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Eskom warns loadshedding may continue into next week

Eskom has continued with stage 2 load shedding this weekend which was expected to last until 11 pm on Sunday. The utility extended the rotational power cuts on Friday night as it battled to keep the lights on due to breakdowns. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said there was a possibility[…]

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Eskom to implement stage two load shedding

Eskom will implement Stage Two load shedding from Wednesday 17:00 until Friday 23:00. In a statement, the power utility says generation capacity is severely constrained and that this period of load shedding will be used to replenish emergency reserves. “Continued poor performance at the Kusile, Duvha and Tutuka powers stations,[…]

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