Eskom’s Future: A Private Sector Collaboration on the Horizon?

In a recent media session discussing South Africa’s Energy Action Plan, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa highlighted the pressing need for collaboration between the government and the private sector to fortify Eskom’s transmission capabilities. Tapping Into Private Reserves Amid challenges, Minister Ramokgopa emphasized the potential benefits of involving the private sector in the expansion endeavors. He […]

Eskom’s Load-Shedding Update: What to Expect This Week

The nation’s leading power utility, Eskom, just released its load-shedding blueprint for the upcoming days. The breakdown: Eskom cites equipment breakdowns causing a 15,984MW drop in generation capacity. On a brighter note, they’ve hinted at reviving six generation units by tomorrow. Moreover, Eskom’s showing compassion amidst adversity, halting load-shedding in flood-hit coastal regions for now. […]

Eskom Jumps to Stage 3 Load Shedding

Eskom delivers unfortunate news: stage 3 load shedding returns, with no specified end in sight. The cause? Three major generating units went offline within the last day. Making matters worse, Eskom revealed, “We’ve been unable to replenish our reserves.” Despite initial hopes of keeping lights on during the long weekend, disruptions will begin at 20h00 […]

Eskom’s Friday Load-shedding Update

Eskom has released its load-shedding plans for Friday, and the news is clear: the power cuts continue. Key Points: A Glimpse at the Past Week: Note: Eskom pledges an update soon on the load-shedding outlook for the extended weekend. As of this morning, breakdowns were reported at 13,501MW. Accessing Load Shedding Schedules We are pleased […]

Extended Stage 6 Load Shedding: Unexpected Delays at Key Power Stations

#LoadsheddingUpdate Tuesday, 12 September 2023: The anticipated return to service of a generating unit each at Kendal, Matla and Matimba power stations has been delayed, necessitating the continuous implementation of #Stage6 loadshedding until further notice. Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur. Insights from the Electricity Minister: At Sunday’s press briefing, Minister […]