Load-shedding could be making a comeback next week due to breakdowns

Load-shedding could be making a comeback next week due to breakdowns

- Load-shedding could be inevitable next week as Eskom continues to struggle with breakdowns

- Eskom's breakdowns goal is 9 500MW and anything above that could mean more power cuts

- On Friday, breakdowns stood at 14 096 MW, increasing the chance of stage two

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South Africans could expect load-shedding next week if breakdowns continue to stay above Eskom's target of 9 500MW.

Finance24 reported the power utility said there were no power cuts over the festive season due to a drop in electricity demand and the return of some units to service.

However, the breakdowns have remain stubbornly high and it could see the return of load-shedding in January.

Business Insider reported on Friday that the breakdowns for 3 January stood at 14 096 MW - which is only 104MW less than on 9 December when the power utility applied stage four load-shedding.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the chance of load-shedding increases if the breakdowns exceed Eskom's 9 500MW.

Although there has not been load-shedding for the past couple of weeks, the breakdowns remained higher than desired.

Previously, Briefly.co.za reported Eskom was adamant that Soweto disconnections will carry on as planned.

With R18.2 billion still owed to the financially embattled state-owned entity, Eskom's Daphne Mokwena said they cannot continue to provide residents with power if they do not pay.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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