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Power plant breakdowns increase likelihood of load shedding on Sunday – Eskom

An increase in breakdowns at Eskom’s power stations on Saturday has further affected the availability of sufficient generation capacity and load shedding will likely move to stage two on Sunday, the ... read more

Eskom: Ashes to ashes

Two weeks ago, Eskom management instituted load-shedding as the national ... Eskom has another 10% [lost to] breakdowns, leaving 28000MW - not enough to power the country." Blow said lots of power ... read more

Blackouts back with us

This brought the first blackouts to consumers since 2008, but come after load shedding was ... soaked coal stockpiled at power plants. But the underlying problem is the increasing maintenance needs ... read more

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Eskom: High probability of stage 2 load shedding for Sunday

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it has experienced further breakdowns at its power stations, adding there’s a high probability of stage 2 load shedding for Sunday. The power utility says the breakdowns have ... read more


Load-shedding is set to continue: Eskom CEO

JOHANNESBURG – Over-burdened power plants, the neglecting of refurbishing infrastructure, poor coal quality, heavy rains and an over-reliance on diesel are among the reasons for South Africa’s current ... read more

Eskom coal crisis – Blackouts and load-shedding coming

Before this, however, there are chances of blackouts and load-shedding over ... is the fact that its power stations are running out of coal. Eskom warned last week that the risk of nationwide ... read more

Cold weather will increase risk of load-shedding, warns Eskom

Eskom ... a very tight power system which may result in shifts on the power system and which could result in load-shedding. "We have mapped out scenarios that show that we will implement load-shedding ... read more

Eskom Stage 4 load shedding to last for most of Sunday

After warning that it would be implementing Stage 2 load shedding all weekend, power utility Eskom ... Sunday, and the risk for load shedding would remain high until next week “as a result of a ... read more

Maintenance spending on power plants slashed, says Eskom

The performance of Eskom’s coal plants has been plummeting, leading to a highly constrained system and resulting in the first round of load-shedding since 2016 on Sunday. Acting CFO ... said that ... read more

What stage 4 load shedding means for you

Eskom has announced stage 4 load shedding on Monday ... performance of the six generation units at the Medupi power station. “Although you are dealing with new units, there are breakdowns in new ... read more

Eskom: From crack to collapse, SA’s power in peril

On Saturday evening Eskom announced load shedding would commence ... further interruptions to the power supply and hoping solar and wind contributions increase – on Sunday cloudy conditions reduced ... read more

No planned load shedding during winter, promises Eskom

A silo collapse at one of the country’s youngest power plants ... that Eskom’s mandate was not to load shed, but to provide reliable electricity to the country. “We don’t go out of our way to do load ... read more



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