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Eskom announces stage 2 load-shedding for Friday

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.[…]

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System constrained, but no loadshedding planned: Eskom

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,[…]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Eskom’s management team will attend an urgent meeting today to assess the current power situation, after the company was forced to implement stage 2 load shedding late last night. The company has been using its emergency reserves to keep the[…]

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Govt will finally announce its plan for Eskom today

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, will at midday on Tuesday release government’s long-awaited Special Paper on Eskom. In a statement, his office said that he will set out in detail a comprehensive roadmap for Eskom in a “reformed electricity supply industry”. Gordhan is expected to announce that Eskom[…]

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9 ways the latest energy plan aims to solve load shedding

Partners at law firm Webber Wentzel, Alexandra Felekis and Jason van der Poel, have co-authored an analysis of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan gazetted by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday. The IRP is important because it outlines government’s plan for the future of energy generation. The 100-page[…]

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Eskom: No loadshedding for Monday, rest of the week

Despite a constrained and vulnerable power system, no loadshedding is expected on Monday and the probability of further power cuts remains low for the rest of the week, says Eskom. Eskom said in a statement that the system’s improvement was largely as a result of several units being returned to[…]

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Expect load shedding all week

Eskom’s Chief Operating Officer has announced that South African can expect load shedding to take place throughout the remainder of the week. This is as a result of constraints to the public enterprise’s power generation system. Speaking to 702, Jan Oberholtzer – Chief Operating Officer – said that power supply[…]

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Eskom warns of load shedding today

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[…]

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Nersa powerless against CoCT’s electricity surcharges

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has concluded its inquiry into the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariff structure and price increases. Nersa had received numerous complaints regarding the City’s tariff structure and electricity prices from several parties and after months of consistent requests and complaints by the[…]

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