Big News: South Africa’s weekend just got brighter! As the Springboks face off against New Zealand, load shedding interruptions won’t be on the agenda, thanks to Eskom’s latest announcement.
- Game On: The much-anticipated rugby face-off is all set to go on without any hitches on the electricity front.
- Load Shedding on Pause: Eskom confirmed the suspension of load shedding up until 4pm this coming Sunday. Reasons? A potent mix of increased generation capacity, emergency reserves, anticipated lower demand, and units being restored to functionality.
“Load shedding will remain suspended until 4pm on Sunday…”
What Changed: Just a day ago, the power giant stated load shedding would halt only until Thursday afternoon. So, what’s new? On Tuesday, Eskom unveiled the cross-border standard offer programme (CBSOP). This initiative, targeting short-term energy acquisitions from neighboring nations and cross-border Independent Power Producers (IPPs), intends to power up South Africa.
By aiming for a hefty 1,000 MW contract through this program, Eskom plans to alleviate the nation’s existing capacity constraints. Safe to say, a brighter (and uninterrupted) future might just be on the horizon.