power grid

Eskom to implement stage two load shedding from 8am

Eskom will resume stage-2 load shedding from 8am on Friday morning to 10pm tonight. On Thursday, the power utility implemented Stage-2 rotational load shedding due to an increase in generation unit breakdowns overnight. The power utility says it has restored four units to the power grid but this is not[…]

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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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Power grid constrained, but stable: Eskom

The power grid was constrained, but stable on Monday after a spike in electricity usage as people returned from holiday, Eskom said. “We are seeing a lot of demand, but we are able to supply. The risk of load-shedding is low to medium,” spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said. “If things continue[…]

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Power grid doing well: Eskom

Power cuts on Friday were unlikely as the national power grid was doing well, Eskom said. “There is a low probability of load shedding today. The grid is in good shape and unless something happens, the power will be fine,” Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. In recent weeks, the utility[…]

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No national blackout: Eskom

Eskom has reassured that while there remains pressure on the power grid, there will not be a national blackout. In winter there has been higher consumption leaving power systems vulnerable. Despite the approaching of summer which should mean a lower demand for electricity, the systems remain vulnerable due to maintenance.[…]

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