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Stage 4 loadshedding continues on Sunday

Eskom will continue with Stage 4 rotational loadshedding from 8AM to 11PM on Sunday. The power utility said it continued with loadshedding throughout the night in an effort to build up necessary water reserves in the pump storage scheme. Eskom revealed in a statement that even with the implementation of stage[…]

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Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding

Eskom will implement stage two rotational loadshedding from 8am until 11pm on Friday. The Power utility says this is as a result of a shortage of capacity due to a number of generating units still out of service due to breakdowns. Eskom implemented rotational loadshedding on Thursday from 11 am to[…]

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Stage 3 load shedding to continue on Wednesday

Eskom will continue with stage 3 load shedding on Wednesday between 08:00 and 23:00 as it continues to battle capacity shortages. The power utility said in an early morning statement that a number of generating units were still out of service due to breakdowns. It said despite some units returning[…]

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Eskom plans 13 hours of stage 2 load shedding for Monday

Eskom will implement stage 2 rotational load-shedding from 9am until 10 pm on Monday. On Sunday, the power utility implemented load-shedding for the first time since December. Eskom said the power system remains constrained following a number of plant breakdowns on Sunday. Eskom said the load-shedding is as a result[…]

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Loadshedding Schedule – Dark times ahead for Cape Town

Power utility Eskom is currently facing coal shortages and maintenance backlogs. South Africa faces a dark festive season after Eskom announced loadshedding will be implemented for the remainder of the year. Eskom deputy spokeperson Dikatso Mothae said the power stations are not operating optimally. “We’ve seen a lot of breakdowns[…]

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Loadshedding , but not for CT

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00 on Thursday, after nine days of no load shedding. They said on Twitter that it would likely end at 22:00. The City of Cape Town tweeted on Thursday that its residents need not worry. “Despite Eskom’s call for[…]

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Load shedding breather for SA power users

Eskom said on Friday there was currently no planned load shedding as it had enough generating capacity to meet the demand. This follows the first full day without load shedding in a month after Eskom resumed power cuts on April 29, breaking a five-day streak of no load shedding. Eskom thanked[…]

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