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Eskom heaps more misery on SA as load shedding returns. Because the cold front

9 July 2020 9:30 AM
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Refilwe Moloto
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"The generation system is constrained due to the cold front. Expect load shedding," warns Eskom's Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Related article: Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town


The economy is weaker than at any time in, perhaps, 90 years.

Nevertheless, Eskom can’t meet even the economic-depression level demand for its vital product.

There is a high probability of load shedding during the evenings between five and nine, starting today.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, spokesperson - Eskom
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Punch-drunk South Africans, ready yourself – load shedding is making its return, during a pandemic.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

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The generation system is constrained due to the cold front… some of the generation units have broken down. There is a high probability of load shedding during the evenings between five and nine, starting today.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, spokesperson - Eskom

These machines – as we keep reminding the people of South Africa – are quite unreliable and prone to break down when they’re run hard.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, spokesperson - Eskom

We’re seeing high demand due to the cold front. We’ve had to use all our resources – including burning diesel… Even that may not be enough…

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, spokesperson - Eskom

Listen to the interview in the audio below (we suggest sitting down first).


9 July 2020 9:30 AM
Tags:
Eskom
Loadshedding
Electricity
Load shedding
Electricity generation
Electricity supply
Refilwe Moloto
Sikonathi Mantshantsha
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
electricity demand

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