Eskom has reduced the intensity of rotating power cuts on Friday – South Africa’s ninth straight day of scheduled blackouts – after imports from Mozambique were partially restored.
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Even at a generous 20GW, the electricity available from Eskom’s coal fleet is barely 52% of the about 38.6GW nominal capacity. These numbers are horrifying.
The latest plants built by South Africa’s financially strapped power utility experienced outages on Thursday that led to ongoing electricity cuts.
Eskom began stage two power cuts as of 11.30am on Tuesday, the power producer said. Spokesman Khulu Phasiwe confirmed the utility was escalating blackouts from stage one, implemented earlier
Eskom will implement load shedding in stage one at 10am on Tuesday and this will continue until 10pm, the electricity utility said. “The grid is exceptionally tight. There is a medium to high chance of load shedding today [Tuesday] if we do see further technical challenges developing
As South Africans prepare for the summer holiday with lazy days of parties and fine food, Eskom says there will not be any disturbances caused by power cuts. “As it stands and things don’t change, the risk of load shedding is very low for today and the whole of December,” the Eskom media desk
Power utility Eskom says South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief on Tuesday as no power cuts were expected during the day, but things could change in the evening. “We are not expecting load shedding during the day but we could be constrained in the evening,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger
Power utility Eskom has once again implemented rolling blackouts until three generators are fixed, a spokesman said on Monday. “We have started with stage one of load shedding,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said
Eskom will start rolling blackouts countrywide at 4pm on Thursday because of low diesel reserves, the parastatal said. “Unfortunately, it is necessary to implement stage two load shedding from 4pm to 10pm,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger
There are no scheduled power cuts for this week, Eskom said on Monday. “[The] system will be tight but no load shedding is planned at this stage,” Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger said in a statement. “We are starting the week in a good position as we were able to replenish our emergency