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  • Eskom warns it may escalate power cuts if more breakdowns occur

    South Africans are heading into a weekend of load shedding. Eskom implemented stage two rolling blackouts on Thursday afternoon and this round...

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    South Africans are heading into a weekend of load shedding. Eskom implemented stage two rolling blackouts on Thursday afternoon and this round of power cuts will last until Sunday night. The utility is trying to bring several generating units back online at its power plants which has lead to a significant loss...
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  • Load-shedding is here to stay in 2021

    Load-shedding has already begun in 2021, albeit over non-peak times. As the year progresses, however, it is inevitable that load-shedding will return in full. Unfortunately,...

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    Load-shedding has already begun in 2021, albeit over non-peak times. As the year progresses, however, it is inevitable that load-shedding will return in full. Unfortunately, the load-shedding situation is set to get worse before it gets better, meaning South Africa is in for a year full of power cuts. According to research conducted by Dr...
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  • Eskom warns load shedding won’t end until SA gets more generating capacity

    Eskom on Wednesday said that although the risk of load shedding would be significantly lower from next year, it would never be completely eliminated. The...

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    Eskom on Wednesday said that although the risk of load shedding would be significantly lower from next year, it would never be completely eliminated. The utility said that it was on track with its planned maintenance programme and was hopeful that it would be completed in September. However, Eskom warned that this did not mean...
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  • South Africa Brace yourselves for more bad news on Load shedding

    Eskom is now allowed to source over 11,800MW from Independent Power Producers (IPPs), but this will not solve South Africa’s immediate electricity problems. This is...

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    Eskom is now allowed to source over 11,800MW from Independent Power Producers (IPPs), but this will not solve South Africa’s immediate electricity problems. This is the view of energy expert Chris Yelland, who spoke to ENCA about the Department of Energy’s new determination for the Energy Regulation Act. The new determination, which was published last...
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  • This is how President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to stop load-shedding in South Africa

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has detailed the government’s plan to address the problem of load-shedding in South Africa. In his weekly mail to the nation, he...

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    President Cyril Ramaphosa has detailed the government’s plan to address the problem of load-shedding in South Africa. In his weekly mail to the nation, he referred to the procurement of power from independent power producers (IPPs) as well as the procurement of renewable electricity generation and additional provision for self-generation as cornerstones of the government’s...
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  • Eskom: No load shedding on Friday, but use power sparingly

    Eskom says it will not be implementing load shedding on Friday. However, South Africans were yet again urged to use electricity sparingly. The utility has...

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    Eskom says it will not be implementing load shedding on Friday. However, South Africans were yet again urged to use electricity sparingly. The utility has managed to stave-off rolling blackouts after it warned of possible stage 2 load shedding at short notice due to a faulty conveyor belt at its Medupi power station which failed...
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  • Eskom escalates load shedding to stage 2

    Eskom has from 4 pm ramped up load shedding to stage two, with it set to last until 10 pm. The utility said level one...

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    Eskom has from 4 pm ramped up load shedding to stage two, with it set to last until 10 pm. The utility said level one load shedding will then resume at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning. This pattern of load shedding is expected to continue until Wednesday. The utility said technicians were still working on bringing...
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  • Load-shedding downgrades to Stage 1

    Eskom announced on Sunday that it has downgraded load-shedding to Stage 1, starting at midday to 10 pm. Eskom said load-shedding was necessary to replenish...

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    Eskom announced on Sunday that it has downgraded load-shedding to Stage 1, starting at midday to 10 pm. Eskom said load-shedding was necessary to replenish its emergency generation reserves. The country was hit by Stage 4 load-shedding this week because of cold, rainy weather and broken generator units. The utility is urging South Africans to...
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  • Eskom to switch from stage 1 to stage 2 load-shedding on Monday afternoon

    Eskom announced that stage 1 load-shedding will continue until Monday afternoon — before switching to stage 2 from 4 pm. The power utility downscaled load-shedding...

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    Eskom announced that stage 1 load-shedding will continue until Monday afternoon — before switching to stage 2 from 4 pm. The power utility downscaled load-shedding from stage 2 to stage 1 from midday on Sunday. It said stage 1 load-shedding would be suspended at 10 pm on Sunday and resume at 8 am on Monday...
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  • Eskom – Stage 2 load shedding on the cards this weekend

    Blessings from Eskom, folks – sort of. The embattled power supplier has announced that you will only suffer Stage 2 load shedding over the weekend,...

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    Blessings from Eskom, folks – sort of. The embattled power supplier has announced that you will only suffer Stage 2 load shedding over the weekend, having downgraded the scheduled blackouts after implementing Stage 3 on Friday. Eskom said on Friday 4 September that their system remains volatile, but that they have made sufficient progress in...
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