Eskom warns of loadshedding today

In a statement on Wednesday morning, Eskom warned that Stage 2 loadshedding could be implemented from 9am to 11pm today. Eskom said that it is experiencing a “shortage of capacity”, and that more details will follow. FIND: Your load shedding schedule  Stage 2 load shedding allows for 2k000 MW of power to be shed on a…

Eskom: SA on brink of load shedding

An acceleration in economic growth in South Africa could trigger power cuts, with state utility Eskom’s fragile generation system unable to respond to increased demand for electricity. The energy availability of Eskom’s generation fleet is supposed to be as high as 80%, but is currently as low as 69%, and even a 0.1% rise in…

Eskom shock: ‘Errors’ could push up electricity prices by 50%

Chief financial officer at power utility says energy regulator Nersa’s adding errors and missing emails could substantially push up electricity prices. A few alleged adding errors and missing emails could cost electricity consumers billions of rands and push up electricity prices by as much as 50%. Eskom spells out these mistakes – allegedly made by…