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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The latest plants built by South Africa’s financially strapped power utility experienced outages on Thursday that led to ongoing electricity cuts.
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
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