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    How long EV and home backup batteries can last

    How long EV and home backup batteries can last Lithium-ion batteries used in modern solar systems and electric vehicles (EVs) can last over 15 years and still have plenty of use after consuming their rated life cycles, as long as they are treated according to their specifications. South...
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    Energy nerds assemble

    Energy nerds assemble When Kevin Wood’s local utility started offering customers money in exchange for using less electricity, the father of one had a battle on his hands. Wood, who lives in Hampshire in southern England, was keen on realizing savings while alleviating peak energy demand. But...
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    Real reason for drop in Eskom load-shedding

    Real reason for drop in Eskom load-shedding The extended relief in load-shedding in the past two weeks is not because of the improved performance of Eskom's generating fleet but due to a drop in demand for the power utility's electricity. That is according to EE Business Intelligence founder...
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    Load-shedding break for the "long weekend"

    Load-shedding break for the "long weekend" Eskom will suspend load-shedding from 05:00 on Thursday, 21 March 2024, due to an expected decrease in electricity demand heading into the weekend, coupled with an increase in available generating capacity. The rotational power cuts will be dropped...
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    Eskom switches to stage 2 and stage 3 rotation for the week

    Eskom switches to stage 2 and stage 3 rotation for the week Eskom is bringing an end to daytime load-shedding breaks and increasing evening load-shedding by one stage. The change in schedule comes after the power utility lost three generating units and experienced delays in returning another...
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    Clarens has been load-shedding-free for 7 months

    Clarens has been load-shedding-free for 7 months By collectively reducing their electricity demand during load-shedding, residents and businesses of Clarens have been completely exempt from the rotational power cuts for seven months. Sunday newspaper Rapport has detailed how the small Free...
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    Eskom rotating between stage 2 and no load-shedding until further notice

    Eskom rotating between stage 2 and no load-shedding until further notice Eskom plans to implement stage 2 load-shedding during the evenings and early morning hours and suspend the rotational power cuts for most daytime hours, until further notice. In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the power...
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    Rejoice! Day-time load-shedding breaks for the weekend

    Rejoice! Day-time load-shedding breaks for the weekend Eskom plans to suspend load-shedding for most day-time hours over the coming weekend. The power utility had already lowered the power cuts from stage 3 to stage 2 at 10:00 on Friday, 16 February 2024, due to the recovery of additional...
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    Ramaphosa says end of load-shedding "within reach", takes credit for rooftop solar uptake

    Ramaphosa says end of load-shedding "within reach", takes credit for rooftop solar uptake President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the worst of load-shedding is behind South Africa and that the end of the rotational power cuts is "within reach". Ramaphosa made these remarks in his 2024 State of the...
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    Load-shedding suspended until further notice

    Load-shedding suspended until further notice Eskom has suspended load-shedding until further notice. In a statement at around 06:30 on Sunday, the power utility announced it had stopped the power cuts due to improved available generation capacity.
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    South Africa experienced stage 8 load-shedding — Mantashe

    South Africa experienced stage 8 load-shedding — Mantashe Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said South Africa experienced stage 8 load-shedding at the beginning of 2023. Speaking to ENCA, Mantashe said South Africa made great progress at addressing load-shedding and...
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    Eskom's second secret load-shedding suspension in a week

    Eskom's second secret load-shedding suspension in a week For the second time in a week, Eskom suspended load-shedding without notifying the public. The power utility's most-recently published schedule for the power cuts said that Eskom would continue implementing stage 2 until 05:00 on Sunday...
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    Eskom suspended load-shedding without letting South Africans know

    Eskom suspended load-shedding without letting South Africans know Eskom has revealed it briefly suspended load-shedding on Sunday night and the early morning hours of Monday without notifying the public. In a statement late on Monday afternoon, the power utility said that the efforts of its...
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    Eskom suspends load-shedding until further notice

    Eskom suspends load-shedding until further notice Eskom has announced that load-shedding will remain suspended until further notice. The utility said the decision to stop the rotational power cuts was due to sustained improved generating capacity and sufficient emergency reserves.
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    Eskom load-shedding break to last until Monday morning

    Eskom load-shedding break to last until Monday morning Eskom will continue suspending load-shedding until 05:00 on Monday, 8 January 2024. The utility initially planned to implement stage 1 during the period.
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    Eskom maintaining too much capacity caused load-shedding

    Eskom maintaining too much capacity caused load-shedding Eskom's decision to take out more capacity than necessary for planned maintenance caused the first load-shedding of 2024, according to power expert Vally Padayachee. The former Eskom and City Power manager told City Press that there...
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    Brace for worse load-shedding in 2024

    Brace for worse load-shedding in 2024 Eskom's system status outlook for 2024 shows that there will be a significant electricity shortfall for every week of the year and people should expect extensive load-shedding. The report's 52-week outlook forecasts that electricity demand will be much...
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    Eskom's EAF drops to new low in 2023

    Eskom's EAF drops to new low in 2023 The average weekly energy availability factor (EAF) of Eskom's generating fleet dropped to a new low during 2023. The EAF is a percentage that reflects the portion of Eskom's capacity available at a given time compared to its total installed capacity.
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    No load-shedding for New Year's

    No load-shedding for New Year's Eskom plans to continue suspending load-shedding until at least Friday, 5 January 2024. In a statement on Friday, 29 December 2023, the power utility said this was due to a consistent improvement in generating capacity.
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    Load-shedding justifies state of emergency — UJ Prof

    Load-shedding justifies state of emergency — UJ Prof The electricity crisis in South Africa could threaten national security, and University of Johannesburg senior research fellow Oscar van Heerden believes President Cyril Ramaphosa should declare a state of emergency. In an interview with...
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