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 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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Stage 4 load-shedding to continue on Thursday

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[…]

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Stage 2 load-shedding to resume at noon on Tuesday

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[…]

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Power cuts to continue on Sunday, says Eskom

South Africans will wake up to another day of load shedding on Sunday, Eskom has said. Stage 2 load shedding will start at 08:00 and continue until 22:00. “Implementing loadshedding [on Sunday] is necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the coming week. Due[…]

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No loadshedding expected this week, says Eskom

No loadshedding was expected this week, but South African power utility, Eskom, warned on Sunday that the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained high. “Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the week, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remains. The system remains constrained and vulnerable,”[…]

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