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S2280547d22

  8 months ago

LOAD SHEDDING FROM 21:00 TONIGHT
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Here we go again. Load shedding from 9pm tonight for rest of weekend

Stage 2 load shedding will start at 21:00 on Saturday evening until 05:00 on Monday, Eskom announced late on Saturday.

This is to replenish emergency generation reserves for the week ahead. Emergency generation typically involves using open-cycle gas turbines, which run on diesel. It is a very expensive way to generate power.


There have been breakdowns and trips at various power stations, as well as delays in returning units to service.

"This has required us to rely heavily on emergency generation reserves, which are now at very low levels. To ensure adequate reserves for the week ahead, it is necessary to preserve the remaining emergency reserves and to replenish as much as possible before Monday," Eskom said in a statement.
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nhteam2

  8 months ago
always an excuse from Eskom to cover up their shoddy mismanagement and lack of maintenence .. nothing will ever change
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tshiyaz

  8 months ago
Yes
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M2227388d22

  8 months ago
yes
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LWillers1977

  8 months ago
Very annoying!
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Y9509833y95

  8 months ago
For some reason my lights stayed so im happy
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S4296373j42

  8 months ago
This load is not going away.its frustrating.Eskom supposed to be prepared and be ahead so the people dont suffer.
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A2741165f27

  8 months ago
Same story every time but Eskom at least lets us know even if it's only a few hours ahead of time.
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M9865910z98

  8 months ago
They are doing it on purpose
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Shiboza

  8 months ago
The power plants are not properly maintained on a regular basis. In addition, we sell our electricity to neighboring counties at a low cost. It's a shame that South Africans have to suffer as a result of our service provider's negligence.
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Shiboza

  8 months ago
I have a hunch it will get worse after the elections.
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