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Eskom on ‘Code Red’ for next six weeks, says energy expert

Energy expert Chris Yelland says Eskom is on “Code Red” for the next six weeks. Eskom announced Stage 2 load-shedding will continue until Wednesday. “It really is expected, Eskom has been giving the message, loud and clear, they’ll be load-shedding for at least next two years. “Last year we were saved by COVID-19 as the demand[…]

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Eskom to implement stage two load shedding

Eskom will implement Stage Two load shedding from Wednesday 17:00 until Friday 23:00. In a statement, the power utility says generation capacity is severely constrained and that this period of load shedding will be used to replenish emergency reserves. “Continued poor performance at the Kusile, Duvha and Tutuka powers stations,[…]

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Stage 2 load-shedding to resume at noon on Tuesday

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[…]

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Power cuts to continue on Sunday, says Eskom

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[…]

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Stage 2 load shedding kicks in

Eskom has announced that it has implemented stage 2 load shedding in some areas, due to high demand or urgent maintenance being performed at certain stations. “Load shedding was changed from stage 1 to stage 2 at 08:20 and this is likely to be until 22:00. This is due to[…]

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Eskom implements stage 2 load shedding

Eskom is implementing stage two rolling power cuts from 6pm to 10pm on Wednesday, it said on Twitter. Earlier, the utility implemented stage one of rolling power cuts from 2pm to 10pm, but warned it could move to stage two. This was due to a shortage of generation capacity as[…]

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More stage 2 blackouts

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Friday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 10pm, Eskom said on its official Twitter account. Stage three power cuts were implemented on Thursday from 4pm to around 11pm. Stage one allows for up to[…]

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