Load Shedding

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Power Utility Eskom says it cannot confirm if can still keep the lights on for the week ahead. Today Eskom has rolled out stage 4 load shedding from 15:00 until 22:00 this evening due to constraints in generation units. Spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says currently the system is under immense pressure adding that here is a […]

Eskom says it will be implementing stage two load shedding from 12 midday until 10 pm this evening. This is due to a severely constrained generation system as a result of multiple-unit breakdowns. Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the last 48 hours. Listen here: Podcast […]

Researchers are warning that South Africa could experience load shedding for the next two to three years if the department of Mineral Resources fails to speed up its energy projects. Last year saw the worst power cuts the country had ever experienced, at one point reaching stage six load-shedding. The Council for Scientific and Industrial […]

Power utility Eskom says no load shedding is expected for the whole of this week. It says additional generation units are planned to return to service, which will improve the power system outlook for the week. Eskom says it managed to keep to its word from a notice released on Friday, in which it said […]

Power utility Eskom has announced that there will be no load shedding today. The struggling entity suspended stage 3 load shedding on Sunday night after it had implemented it on Friday citing failure in their systems. Yesterday, the utility announced that their systems had improved. Eskom spokesperson, Sikhonathi Mantshantsa, however says load shedding might be […]

The Automobile Association says traffic departments across the country are not making enough of an effort to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts on traffic congestion. The association is increasingly receiving complaints about a lack of traffic law enforcers at major intersections during load-shedding. AA spokesperson, Layton Beard, says the excuse of a lack of […]

Power utility Eskom has warned that the country is at a risk of facing another round of load-shedding this evening. In a statements, they say the power system is under a lot of pressure this morning and they are currently using diesel generators to meet the demand. They continue saying some units that were being […]

Eskom says the power system remains constrained and vulnerable and the probability of load shedding remains for the week ahead. Good progress has been made over the weekend to replenish diesel for open cycle gas turbines and to increase water levels at the pumped storage schemes. Eskom says although the objective is not to implement […]

Eskom warns that the electricity system is severely constrained today and will remain so until at least Thursday. This is as a result of the unexpected loss of some generation units over the weekend. Load shedding is not expected at this stage, but may be necessary at short notice. Eskom says the system remains vulnerable […]

By: Sanelisiwe Dlangamandla   Business Unity South Africa says government urgently needs to procure more electricity from renewable-energy producers. Eskom announced last night that phase one load shedding will be implemented today, but said later that it has to revert to phase two from noon till eleven tonight. More than 270 hours of blackouts contributed […]

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