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Eskom starts deep level maintenance – 18 months of load shedding likely

Load Shedding 4 weeks ago

Eskom has started their deep level maintenance to improve power supply, but despite the beneficial outcome of the upgrades, load shedding could increase over the coming year, said an expert.


13 Jul 2020
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Eskom starts deep level maintenance – 18 months of load shedding likely

Eskom pylons.

While the power utility said in May that there was an 80% chance of three days of Stage 1 load shedding during winter, Stage 2 load shedding was instead implemented from Friday after five generation units were taken off the grid. According to Eskom, the electricity constraint, which is also contributed by the colder weather, could continue throughout the week. “While Eskom teams are working round the clock to return generation units to service, the severely constrained generation system will most likely persist through the coming week.” “Implementing load shedding [over the weekend] is necessary in order to replenish the...

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