More stage 2 blackouts

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Thursday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 11pm due to a shortage of generation capacity, the Eskom media desk tweeted on its official account. On Wednesday, the power utility said unit 3 at Majuba[…]

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Medupi will go online in June: Eskom

Despite lingering concerns over the long term sustainability of the country’s power grid, utility provider Eskom has sought to assure South Africans that there is little possibility of load shedding over the course of the next week. This comes after Eskom was forced to conduct much needed maintenance over the[…]

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Majuba increases electricity

The risk of blackouts was low on Thursday due to the increased generating capacity at the Majuba power station, Eskom said. It said the capacity at Majuba was now at 1400MW. “More units from Majuba are due to be synchronised to the grid later today [Wednesday] with the potential of[…]

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Eskom knew about silo problems: solidarity

Trade union Solidarity has stated that the Majuba power station’s collapsed silo’s structural problems were brought to Eskom’s attention long ago. “Since January, Eskom has been aware of structural problems of the silo which collapsed at its Majuba power station the day before yesterday,” Solidarity said on Monday. “Solidarity blames[…]

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