Eskom Calls For Urgent Meeting After Implementing Load Shedding

Eskom Calls For Urgent Meeting After Implementing Load Shedding-Surge Zirc SA
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The Eskom board is going into a dire meeting to evaluate whether the utility should implement more load shedding going into the end of the week.

The power utility declared on Thursday night that stage two power cuts would be executed from 10pm on Thursday until 5am on Friday morning.

Eskom referred to the loss of three generating units and dipping into its reserves to satisfy the daytime need as the reasons for the decision.

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The utility’s Dikatso Mothae said that on Thursday Eskom lost three generating units.

“That necessitated us to use our emergency reserves throughout the day. Then there were very critical low levels later on in the day. We looked at stage two to replenish them for at least some supply”.

Here’s how to check the load shedding schedule.

South Africans suffered darkness last month after load shedding was implement for a week as a result of capacity shortages.

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A crippling round of intensity cuts in February and March dented first-quarter financial yield and helped investors to remember the difficult task President Cyril Ramaphosa countenances to resuscitate Africa’s most industrialised economy.

Eskom creates over 90% of the power in South Africa however has been tottered by technical issues at its armada of coal-terminated power stations just as a financial crisis that has severely hurt its liquidity position.

The government intends to part Eskom into three units for age, for generation, transmission and distribution to make it more efficient. It is also giving Eskom bailouts to keep it afloat.

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