Cape Town. 201114. Power utility Eskom has confirmed that stage one of load shedding has started. Stage one allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed. This is the third time the utility has implemented load shedding this year. Eskom earlier said it was looking into reports of another weakness found at one of its coal silos at the Majuba Power Station.The utility has been experiencing problems since the collapse of a silo at the power station in Mpumalanga earlier this month. Picture Leon Lestrade. Story Wendyll Martin
Cape Town. 201114. Power utility Eskom has confirmed that stage one of load shedding has started. Stage one allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed. This is the third time the utility has implemented load shedding this year. Eskom earlier said it was looking into reports of another weakness found at one of its coal silos at the Majuba Power Station.The utility has been experiencing problems since the collapse of a silo at the power station in Mpumalanga earlier this month. Picture Leon Lestrade. Story Wendyll Martin

No daytime power cuts today - Eskom

By Time of article published Dec 9, 2014

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Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom says South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief on Tuesday as no power cuts were expected during the day but things could change in the evening.

“We are not expecting load shedding during the day but we could be constrained in the evening,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said.

“If it's needed (power cuts), we will endeavour after peak period.”

Eskom has been battling to keep the lights on since the collapse of one of its silos in Mpumalanga. The country has experienced regular power cuts with the past weekend having been the worst. Eskom implemented stage three “load shedding.”

Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be shed, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.

On Monday the power utility implemented power cuts after three of its generators were down. Etzinger said the generators had been repaired which would alleviate the strain on the grid.

Sapa

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