load shedding

Eskom suspends power station managers over load-shedding

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[…]

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Eskom to implements Stage 4 load shedding

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[…]

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Eskom to implement stage two load shedding from 8am

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[…]

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Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding from 08:00

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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No load shedding scheduled for the weekend, says Eskom

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,[…]

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Eskom does not expect load shedding on Sunday

Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding on Sunday. The power utility says its technicians have successfully returned Koeberg Unit 1 to service after a planned outage, which has added an additional 900 megawatts to the system. Eskom says its teams will continue to work around the[…]

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Load-shedding is back: Eskom implements stage 2 power cuts

A “conveyor belt failure” has thrust SA back into the load-shedding darkness. At around 8.45pm on Saturday, power utility Eskom announced that stage 2 rotational power cuts would be implemented from 10pm that night until 8am on Sunday. It was the first time in more than three weeks that load-shedding[…]

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