According to Eskom, the push to stage 4 was due to the power utility unexpectedly losing six additional generating units, which has put more strain on the system.
Unfortunately, the national power utility has, as a result of both planned and unplanned maintenance, been forced to implement a series of rolling rotational cuts – much to the frustration of citizens and the economy at large.
Energy analyst Chris Yelland warned that stage 2 load shedding of 2,000MW is set to cost South Africa’s productive economy R2 billion daily, the Citizen reported.
The cash-strapped company warned of wider controlled power cuts on Monday after six additional generating units unexpectedly went offline.
“Stage 4 load shedding means the electricity system is short 4000MW to keep the grid stable – which is about the full size of Kendal Power Station.
JOHANNESBURG - Power utility Eskom has announced it will be implementing stage 4 load shedding on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has deployed officers to help with the flow of traffic on Monday afternoon as the country battles stage 4 load shedding.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is waiting to hear from National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on whether she will grant a request for an urgent debate on the power blackouts.
CAPE TOWN - Power cuts are affecting certain traffic lights, which in turn is wreaking havoc at some intersections.
“When the power comes back on, it may do so with a momentary surge, which may damage electronically controlled appliances such as computers, television sets, DVDs, etc.
With an ageing fleet, and financial and staffing constraints, power utility Eskom is far from escaping its current crisis.
What started on Sunday as frustrating Stage 2 rotational load shedding – as a result of planned and unplanned power plant breakdowns – soon devolved into a truly frightening situation.
Johannesburg - The implementation of load shedding by the state-owned power utility Eskom has been devastating to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.
Customers trying to access the site have taken to social media to complain about being unable to check the timetables.
Yesterday, a nationwide workers’ strike spearheaded by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) threatened to seriously disrupt Eskom’s already flailing operations once more.
Eskom's sudden electricity cut-off and "muddled" load-shedding schedules caught both residents and administrators off-guard, a Johannesburg city official acknowledged on Tuesday.
Johannesburg - Eskom will implement Stage 3 load shedding on Wednesday from 8am to 11pm as a result of a shortage of capacity, the power utility said.
JOHANNESBURG – State-owned power utility Eskom says a national blackout is always a risk when electricity demand exceeds supply - but that it has plans in place to avoid this at all costs and is learning from other countries that have been in a si...
With a severe schedule of load shedding gripping South Africa this week, attention has quickly turned to the long-term damage Eskom’s rolling blackouts will cause.
Last year saw the return of rolling blackouts implemented by Eskom due to the pressure in its power grid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his worry about the news Eskom has implemented state 4 load shedding in South Africa.