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[…]
Cold rainy days and dark nights are back again. Capetonians need to prepare as both an intense cold front and load shedding are on the cards for Wednesday, September 2. On Tuesday night [September 1] Eskom announced Stage 2 load shedding would pick up again from 8am to 10pm on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,”[…]
The power system is constrained, but there is a low risk of load shedding on Saturday, according to state-owned power utility Eskom. “While we are currently using some diesel generators to supplement capacity, we are planning to return some units and replenish our emergency reserves for the week ahead,” Eskom[…]
Eskom says it is not planning to institute rotational power cuts on Monday despite a tight power system. In a status update on Monday morning the utility said that unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 13 867MW as at 6am, still far above its goal of 9 500MW. “Should we[…]
Eskom says due to a loss of additional generation capacity on Tuesday, it had to utilise emergency reserves to supplement capacity during the day. Eskom says its technicians are working around the clock to restore capacity to the national grid, following a number of unplanned breakdowns at its substations due to[…]
South Africa’s growth outlook dimmed when utility Eskom announced unprecedented levels of blackouts. The power utility cut up to 6 000 megawatts of power from the national grid after heavy rain and flooding triggered failures at its Medupi power station. The cut is the largest since Eskom introduced a programme of rolling[…]
South Africans will spend Human Rights Day enduring Stage 4 load shedding. Eskom has released a statement confirming that it will implement Stage 4 load shedding again from 9am on Human Rights Day in South Africa. Eskom says this is because of continued lack of capacity. The cash strapped power[…]
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