21.5.2020 10:55 am
The utility’s CEO covered a number of challenges faced by the power utility including their response to the Covid-19 pandemic during a media briefing.
Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter confirmed on Thursday that 21 employees and contractors had tested positive for Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape.
Load shedding could lead to a complete collapse of the grid due to damage to the aging infrastructure, and there is no telling how much it would cost to repair the damage.
People were frisked and their bags were searched because the metal detectors were off.
Eskom has announced that its troubles at Koeberg are likely to continue all week and stage 4 will stay in place until further notice.
The pump failure caused the nuclear reactor to trip, according to Eskom, plunging the country into stage 4 load shedding.
The power utility has urged customers to use electricity sparingly.
Eskom has urged customers to electricity sparingly.
The power utility has cautioned that ‘the possibility [of load shedding] remains if there are any shifts in the system’.
Some of Eskom’s units tripping unexpectedly overnight and reduced available capacity.
Until City management officially takes over load shedding management from Eskom, the current schedules, drawn up in 2014, should be used.
Customers have been urged to use electricity sparingly.
The possibility of load shedding has increased due to a loss of additional generation units, the utility said.
Finding external sources of electricity would simply put Eskom under more pressure by eating away at its share of the market, one of the experts said.
This after a weekend of no load shedding thanks to a stable generation system.