Eskom warns that loadshedding could hit again by mid-January

Eskom warns that loadshedding could hit again by mid-January

Eskom has warned that loadshedding could become a reality again as early as the middle of January. The power utility has reported a rise in their coal stockpile, but the re-opening of businesses could strain the power supply.

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Eskom warns South Africa that loadshedding could possibly become reality yet again by the middle of January.

This comes after the power utility managed to avoid loadshedding during the festive season and replenished its coal stockpile.

According to a report by EWN, Eskom says there could be a risk that the power system might be constrained again.

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Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom's spokesperson says despite the utility's hard work, there is still risk of loadshedding.

Minister of Public Enterprises said earlier that the situation would be more stable in 2019, but he may have been too hopeful.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Gordhan said the utility's plan hopes to cut down Stage 2 load shedding for 2019. He added that the power cuts put immense strain on the country’s economy.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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