South Africa’s national grid was under stress on Thursday, state power utility Eskom said, warning it might be forced to implement rolling blackouts in the evening to ease the pressure. In a statement, Eskom said it was using diesel generators to meet demand, after units that were expected to come[…]
Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Thursday between 08:00 and 22:00, the fifth consecutive day of rotational power cuts. Stage 2 load shedding allows for up to 2000 MW to be shed from the national grid. The power utility said in a statement there had been some improvement[…]
Constant fuel shortages and insufficient infrastructure have brought about a “humanitarian crisis” for Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the World Bank said on Thursday. In a report ahead of an international donor conference next week, it said Thursday that foreign aid alone cannot rescue the stagnant Palestinian economy without[…]
As an electricity crisis continues to afflict the Gaza Strip, Muslim residents of the besieged coastal enclave are breaking their fasts on the beach, as the holy month of Ramadan enters its second week. “Without any previous plans and preparations, my wife suggested that we take our homemade food and[…]
As working Muslims struggle to make it home for iftar due to the earlier onset of Maghrib in winter, this year has been a greater challenge with the added burden of load-shedding. Power cuts in South Africa have become the day-to-day norm for many households, and for the most part,[…]
Eskom has reached payment agreements with 10 out of 20 defaulting municipalities, after the supplier issued threats that it would begin power cuts in June. “The bulk electricity supplies of municipalities that have entered into a payment agreement with Eskom will not be interrupted,” Eskom said in a statement sent[…]
Chances of load shedding on Tuesday was medium for the morning and very high for the evening and dependent on the performance of the power plant, Eskom said in a tweet. Eskom, which stopped stage 1 load shedding at about 21:46 on Monday, said the electricity supply system remains very[…]
Unlike the rest of South Africa, the Western Cape will be experiencing two stages of stage 3 load-shedding to reduce the percentage of consumers affected by power outages, Eskom Western Cape’s head Alwie Lester said on Monday. “We don’t want to take out too many customers than necessary. We don’t[…]
After a day of stage 2 power outages, Eskom has escalated load shedding to cut off 4000MW (stage 3) from the grid, which will likely end at 10pm. Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 18:00 on Tuesday, Eskom said. “Due to the vulnerable system, stage 3 load shedding[…]
EThe risk of blackouts is medium to high on Monday, power utility Eskom said. “Should anything unexpected happen on the generation side we may need to go into load shedding,” its media desk said. Eskom urged its customers to use electricity sparingly to ease the pressure on the power grid.[…]
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