load shedding

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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Fire at Majuba power station extinguished

A fire at Eskom’s Majuba power station has been extinguished. There were no injuries reported. READ: Police investigating suspected sabotage at Eskom The power utility said in a statement that coal delivery to the power station has been impacted. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Eskom says the facility has[…]

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Khama confident Ramaphosa will solve Eskom power crisis

Botswana’s former President Ian Khama says he’s doesn’t doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to solving the country’s power crisis. Eskom also supplies electricity to South Africa’s neighbours. The cash-strapped power utility has resorted to load shedding as it battles to meet demand for electricity. On Monday, Eskom implemented Stage 6[…]

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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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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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