load-shedding

  1. Jan

    Stopping load-shedding (in the short term) is easy, but it's a bad strategy - Eskom

    Real reason load-shedding is so bad under Andre de Ruyter Eskom says extensive maintenance of its ageing power station infrastructure over the last two years is the main reason why load-shedding has been at its worst during the tenure of its current CEO Andre De Ruyter. This comment comes...
  2. Jan

    Load-shedding backup systems for R50,000 used by Cool Ideas co-founder Paul Butschi and Rain CTO Gustav Schoeman

    The R50,000 load-shedding backup systems used by Rain and Cool Ideas execs Rain chief technology officer Gustav Schoeman and Cool Ideas co-owner Paul Butschi are among the many South Africans who have installed backup power solutions at their homes to fight load-shedding. Numerous households...
  3. Jan

    Load-shedding may be implemented at short notice - 19 August 2021

    Load-shedding warning for South Africa Power utility Eskom warned on Thursday evening that it could be forced to implement load-shedding at short notice should it lose further generating capacity. Eskom appealed to the public to reduce electricity usage as the power system was under severe...
  4. Jan

    Eskom denies lying about load-shedding

    Eskom accused of lying about load-shedding Eskom has denied using load reduction to hide the amount of load-shedding it is implementing in South Africa. Following similar allegations in October 2020 and June 2021, energy analyst Ted Blom has again claimed the power utility is being devious in...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Shocking Eskom load-shedding data under Andre de Ruyter

    Shocking Eskom load-shedding data under Andre de Ruyter The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) released a new report which shows that South Africa experienced the worst load-shedding since 2007 under Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter. The CSIR’s half-year update of its statistics on...
  6. Jan

    Affordable battery-powered and solar-charged lights for the next round of load-shedding

    Keep the lights on during load-shedding — starting from R60 You don't have to light up candles or carry a flashlight around when load-shedding strikes at night. There is a multitude of affordable battery and solar-powered options available in South Africa to light up your home during power...
  7. Jan

    Eskom warns of sudden load-shedding if there are any more breakdowns

    Load-shedding warning for South Africa Eskom has warned that it may be forced to implement load-shedding at short notice should further generating capacity losses occur. "Due to the severely cold weather in parts of the country, coupled with the loss of some generation capacity, Eskom would...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    How Covid-19 lockdowns saved South Africa from more load-shedding

    How Covid-19 lockdowns saved South Africa from more load-shedding Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africans consumed 20 million fewer megawatts than Eskom forecasted it would. Had the country consumed electricity in line with Eskom's predictions, load-shedding would have been rampant...
  9. Jan

    Eskom warns intense cold front will put strain on power grid

    Load-shedding warning for South Africa Eskom has urged the public to reduce electricity usage as the South African Weather Service forecasts extremely cold weather this week. "Eskom has not implemented load-shedding since 13 June 2021 due to some improvement in the performance of the...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa

    The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa South Africa has experienced load-shedding since 2007 because the country failed to build new power stations to keep up with economic growth and replace ageing generation plants. Between 1961 and 1991, Eskom completed 14 new power stations with...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants

    No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants Eskom does not have enough money to repair or refurbish sixteen of its 99 coal generation units, City Press reported. As a result, these generation units — with a combined generating capacity of 2,635 megawatts — are not used...
  12. Jan

    From fanfare to fiasco - South Africa's emergency plan to fight load-shedding

    Emergency powership plan to end load-shedding in South Africa — from fanfare to fiasco The debacle surrounding South Africa’s bid to secure emergency power supplies has highlighted a dysfunctional energy policy that’s subjecting Africa’s most-industrialized nation to intermittent blackouts...
  13. Jan

    South Africans should never have accepted load-shedding 14 years ago - Eskom

    South Africans should never accept load-shedding, says Eskom South Africans should have never accepted load-shedding when it started 14 years ago, Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said. Speaking to ENCA, he said a lack of maintenance and not bringing new generation capacity online is...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    Load-shedding and stolen batteries hammering mobile networks

    Load-shedding and stolen batteries hammering mobile networks Thousands of mobile tower backup batteries were stolen from Telkom over the past year, while MTN recorded hundreds of cases of theft and vandalism at its base stations in the last two months. These two major mobile network operators...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Interdict sought against powership deal

    Interdict sought against powership deal A losing bidder in a South African tender for the provision of 2,000 megawatts of power is seeking to interdict the winners from completing their agreements. The application to South Africa’s High Court by DNG Energy Ltd. threatens to halt the provision...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Cold winter ahead for South Africa

    Cold winter ahead for South Africa It is going to be a very cold winter, and South Africans are going to have to endure load-shedding, Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says. Speaking to Biznews on Wednesday, Mantshantsha said they are doing everything possible to limit load-shedding...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Stage 4 load-shedding is back

    Stage 4 load-shedding is back Eskom has announced that load-shedding will be increased to stage 4 on Wednesday afternoon as a result of three more units breaking down at its coal power stations. "Due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi and two units at Duvha Power Station, together...
  18. Pineapple Smurf

    [09 June 2021] **Update** Load shedding suspended from 20:00. Stage 1 on Sat & Sun between 17:00 and 20:00

    https://ewn.co.za/2021/06/09/stage-2-load-shedding-to-start-today-and-run-to-sunday-night-says-eskom
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