Another week of load-shedding lies ahead
Eskom is blaming this week’s outages on generation capacity shortages and a decrease in Zambia’s power generation
Eskom announced a third consecutive week of load-shedding on Monday due to generation capacity shortages and after Zambia’s power generation decreased on the weekend, affecting the Southern African Power Pool.
Eskom will now ramp up load-shedding to stage 4 from 1pm on Monday until 5am on Friday, cutting 4,000MW instead of the originally planned 2,000MW, the utility said in a statement released via Twitter.
Eskom has enforced countrywide power cuts for nine out of the 11 months of this year.
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