Tag Archives: Blackouts

South Africa: Power Utility Reimplements Blackouts

Photo: Eskom Megawatt Park (file photo). Johannesburg — Eskom will implement stage one loadshedding from mid-Tuesday morning, the parastal announced. The utility posted on its Twitter feed shortly after 9am: “Eskom will implement loadshedding stage 1 from 10.30am today. It is likely to continue until 10pm. We will give updates throughout the day”. Earlier on […]

Malawi: Malawians to Brace for More Blackouts – Escom

By Lyonike Mughogho Chief Executive Officer for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) John Kandulu yesterday told the local media that the country will continue to experience serial blackouts as the problem with the machines at its power plants has not been fully addressed. Accumulation of silt at Nkula power plantation A and B due […]

South Africa: Blackouts the ‘Right Thing to Do’, Power Supplier Says

Photo: South Africa’s power system is expected to be constrained “for a long time”, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has said (file photo). Johannesburg — Scheduled blackouts were the “right thing” to do, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said on Thursday. “We have arrived at a turning point where can either continue to do the same things […]

South Africa: Power Supplier Announces Rolling Blackouts

Johannesburg — Eskom took to social media on Friday to announce it had implemented stage one rolling blackouts. “Due to the electricity demand that has exceeded the supply; Eskom implemented load shedding Stage 1 from 11h00 until 22h00 tonight,” it posted on the social media website Twitter shortly before noon. “Schedules for Eskom customers are […]

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