Slow economic growth also contributed to less electricity being used, an expert says.
‘The ANC’s scheme of burning through billions of rands of diesel…to keep the lights on until after election day has now truly backfired,’ she said.
The power utility says it will implement 26 days of load shedding during the winter period.
Without renewable energy from IPPs, we would be in a near-perpetual state of Stage 2 load shedding.
The summit will reportedly be about understanding problems and finding solutions rather than apportioning blame.
The problem with the utility’s strategy is that sometimes bad luck arrives all at once, and hoping it won’t this winter is naive.

High risk of load shedding this week due to cold weather – Eskom

‘We promise to keep our customers informed about the state of our power system on a continuous basis.’

‘No more stage 4 load shedding’ – Ramaphosa

The president says our recent bout of rolling blackouts should not happen again.

You can’t sue us, it’s our right to load shed – Eskom

The power utility has brushed off a planned class action for damages caused during load shedding – a legal case an expert says won’t succeed.

‘I’ll keep the lights on,’ Gordhan promises… but is he able to?

The Public Enterprises minister waves his magic wand, promising to keep the country warm this winter, but an expert says it’s too little, too late.

Eskom promises to keep load shedding at stage 1

Gordhan says they have a winter plan to execute that will hold for the next nine months.

Law firm to sue Eskom on behalf of SA citizens affected by load shedding

De Beer Attorneys plans to argue that the struggling utility’s recent bout of load shedding was the result of negligence.

Ramaphosa’s plan to restructure Eskom could just make the problem worse

The country is crying out for a solution, but the UK’s rail privatisation is a cautionary tale.

WATCH: DA national day of action against Eskom crisis kicks off

The party wrote to national assembly speaker Baleka Mbete last week to request the establishment of an ad hoc committee.

WATCH: Kelvin Power Station a way to bypass Eskom and #KeepTheLightsOn

We can no longer rely on government to keep the power flowing, Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga says.

DA mayors to ask minister permission to bypass Eskom

Mmusi Maimane says the fact that the utility has halted load shedding does not mean its woes are at an end. 

If Cyril is shocked by Eskom crisis, he must step aside – Maimane

The party leader mentions his party is planning to march to the Union Buildings on Friday.

Power supply on the up as Eskom fixes Mozambique line

The power utility sent out a statement yesterday explaining that imports from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa have increased to 850MW since the restoration of the line.

No load shedding anticipated this week – Eskom

Load shedding will only be implemented when absolutely necessary.

‘Treasonous’ load shedding is an excuse to sell Eskom to WMC – BLF

The party wants two controversial former top Eskom executives – Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko – to be reinstated.




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