Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has come out to clarify what appears to be a case where he was allegedly quoted out of context….
Eskom will implement Stage 1 load shedding on Monday after a nightmare weekend for the power utility.
After losing seven generating units across four power stations on Sunday, load shedding looked inevitable. But after “hard work and dedication, with a clear focus to understand what went wrong”, the utility recovered four units.
However, by Sunday evening, it was unable to recover the units necessary to avert load shedding for the week ahead.
Date: 08 March 2020
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 8, 2020
It now believes that load shedding will be likely until Thursday, bringing the utility’s fortnight-long load shedding-free run to an abrupt end.
Stage 1 load shedding will begin at 9am, ending at 11pm on Monday.
When is your city or municipality load shedding?
We’ve compiled a list of schedules for the country’s largest cities and municipalities right here. Be sure to bookmark this little resource, especially if there is load shedding on Thursday.
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