A task team is meeting to discuss Eskom’s ability to deliver power as the lockdown eases and winter looms.
Overloading caused by illegal connections has resulted in repeated failure of infrastructure.
The utility planned to black out areas around Lawley and Ennerdale to protect the infrastructure and avoid the total shutdown of the substation.
Eskom’s CEO believes when lockdown regulations are relaxed over time, they will be able to meet the increased demands by returning some units to service. 
Some Eskom personnel are exempt from lockdown provisions, and Eskom does not expect any issues in generating and supplying electricity during the 21-day lockdown. 
This is due to improvement in generation system performance and low electricity demand. 
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Load shedding: Expect billions more in hidden costs due to infrastructure damage

Load Shedding Load shedding: Expect billions more in hidden costs due to infrastructure damage

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.

Load Shedding Wynberg court plunged into darkness during load shedding but court officials make do

People were frisked and their bags were searched because the metal detectors were off.

Load Shedding Eskom’s stage 4 load shedding likely to endure until the weekend

Eskom has announced that its troubles at Koeberg are likely to continue all week and stage 4 will stay in place until further notice.

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Now Koeberg reactor’s pumps get blamed for load shedding

Load Shedding Now Koeberg reactor’s pumps get blamed for load shedding

The pump failure caused the nuclear reactor to trip, according to Eskom, plunging the country into stage 4 load shedding.

Load Shedding Eskom implements stage 4 load shedding

The power utility has urged customers to use electricity sparingly.

Load Shedding Increased risk of load shedding on Saturday, says Eskom

Eskom has urged customers to electricity sparingly.

Load Shedding No load shedding expected on Thursday

The power utility has cautioned that ‘the possibility [of load shedding] remains if there are any shifts in the system’.

Load Shedding Possibility of load shedding on Monday increases

Some of Eskom’s units tripping unexpectedly overnight and reduced available capacity.

Load Shedding City of Ekurhuleni to get revised load shedding schedules

Until City management officially takes over load shedding management from Eskom, the current schedules, drawn up in 2014, should be used.

Load Shedding Increased possibility of load shedding on Friday, says Eskom

Customers have been urged to use electricity sparingly.

Load Shedding Increased probability of load shedding on Thursday – Eskom

The possibility of load shedding has increased due to a loss of additional generation units, the utility said.

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No, Ramaphosa, IPPs won’t save the grid – experts

Load Shedding No, Ramaphosa, IPPs won’t save the grid – experts

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.

Load Shedding Eskom to keep the lights on for Monday

This after a weekend of no load shedding thanks to a stable generation system.

Load Shedding No load shedding expected on Sunday

Eskom owes the update to an earlier than expected return to service of two generation units and adequate emergency reserves.



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