No load shedding expected for Saturday

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Eskom announced on Saturday morning that no load shedding is expected during the day. “However, owing to the constrained and vulnerable system there is a limited risk of load shedding in the evening and on Sunday,” the utility said. “Thanks to some good work overnight from our teams, we have been able to deliver an improvement in the power system.” Eskom said the water in its pumped storage schemes have been sufficiently replenished. But there were still breakdowns of more than 13,000MW as at 06:30 on Saturday morning. Eskom has…

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Eskom – another one bites the dust

Eskom chairman of the board, Jabu Mabuza resigned

The South African government says President Cyril Ramaphosa has noted the resignation of Jabu Mabuza as member and Chairperson of the Board of Eskom Limited. Mabuza tendered his resignation on Friday, 10 January 2020. In his resignation letter, Mabuza apologised for Eskom’s inability to meet the commitment it made to the President, the Deputy President and the relevant Ministers at a meeting on 11 December 2019 to avoid load shedding over this period. “At this meeting, Eskom presented plans to ensure that the risk of loadshedding would be eliminated during…

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Welcome back CANDLE POWER – its load shedding time again

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

Stage 2 load shedding kicked in across the country at 8am this morning, Thursday Jan 9. It is expected to continue throughout the day until Friday morning at 06:00. As a result of major breakdowns overnight, the electricity grid is severely constrained and unpredictable, according to an Eskom statement. Emergency reserves are also insufficient to meet the demand for electricity during Thursday. For Mbombela’s load shedding schedule, visit www.klcbt.co.za.  

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Eskom working around the  clock to avert load shedding on New Year’s Eve

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

As South Africans will be celebrating the New Year’s Eve tonight, Eskom has promised that it will work very hard to ensure that there will be no load shedding. “There is no load shedding expected today, as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service,” said the power utility. In a statement, Eskom continued to ask customers to reduce electricity demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or lessen the level of load shedding. In…

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Load shedding in Nelspruit- Block changes and schedule for blackouts

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

Stage 2 load shedding would be until Dec 16, unless otherwise informed. If Pres Ramaphosa can do magic, he said no load shedding from 17 Dec.  The various blocks would be off the grid until 11pm respectively. Also note: The blocks into which the various areas had been grouped, had changed. Block 1 is Riverside area, Block 14 is now West Acres and Mataffin (See full list on www.klcbt.co.za) THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2019 13h00 – 15h30 Riverside 15h00 – 17h30 West Acres & Mataffin 17h00 – 19h30 White River 21h00…

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Sabotage the reason for blackouts says Ramaphosa

Picture of Johannesburg in South Africa with all the lights off as a result of the electricity provider Eskom not able to provide lights to the country

Remember the Groot Krokodil (PW Botha) behind that finger saying that a third force had been sabotaging the country. As Oscar Wilde said: The more things change, the more they stay the same. We are back there, according to the prez. President Ramaphosa had been quoted in the media, saying it had been established that there was an act of sabotage that saw the already constrained system shed 2000 megawatts. “There was also an act of sabotage where someone in the Eskom system disconnected one of the instruments which led…

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Loadshedding – why are we hearing the words “total collapse?”

Fin24 (News24) published this article online – we share it with you, verbatim. THE MAIN PHOTO SHOWS WHAT AFRICA’S MOST “ADVANCED” CITY LOOKS LIKE – IN TOTAL DARKNESS DUE TO LOAD SHEDDING   Eskom, the beleaguered national electricity utility, is suffering from multiple system failures at power stations around the country brought about by poor planning, old and malfunctioning infrastructure, an acute lack of skills and a loss of institutional expertise. Internal Eskom status updates reveal that a number of power stations across the country – including Koeberg nuclear power…

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Load shedding back from stage 6 to 4 – Ramaphosa called back from Egypt

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

Despite having downgraded load shedding to a never before heard of stage 6 – since 10pm last night (Monday), blackouts are back to stage 4. Talk about a frog in a pot of water on an ever increasing heat. Now we are even grateful for stage 4! President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a statement, said that public anger over the ‘devastating’ power cuts was understandable, while Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan apologised on eNCA. “With Eskom confirming a Stage 6 black out from today, one thing is certain: the SA…

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