Load-shedding resumes on Thursday as cold weather increases demand

Load-shedding resumes on Thursday as cold weather increases demand

- Power utility Eskom announced that load-shedding will resume on Thursday morning

- Eskom said the cold weather the country is experiencing has increased the demand for power

- The power utility added that several generation units had also tripped

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Power utility Eskom says South Africans will need to brace themselves for another day of load-shedding.

Stage 1 load-shedding is set to start at 9am and continue until 2pm. This will then be upgraded to Stage 2 load-shedding until 10pm.

The power utility blamed the cuts on the cold weather as well as the generation units tripping at Medupi and Kusile power stations.

Eskom has announced that load shedding will continue on Thursday as power demand remains high.

Eskom has announced that load shedding will continue on Thursday as power demand remains high.
Source: UGC

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In an update on Wednesday, the power utility said it was under "severe strain." Eskom said they are working hard to return the generation units to service in order to reduce the strain in the system.

IOL reported that on Tuesday evening, Eskom added it had also synchronised units at the Koeberg nuclear power station back onto the national grid,

Eskom said the progress, however, was still not sufficient to enable them to suspend this current unfortunate period of load-shedding.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF is calling for the head of Eskom Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer.

The party claims he looted from the power utility. The EFF wants the immediate removal of Oberholzer and are threatening to occupy the power utility if he is not removed.

The party claims that the COO is “corrupt” and has been using the power utility to "enrich himself, his business and relatives".

It was revealed that Oberholzer is a shareholder at Steffanutti Stocks, one of the firms which allegedly defrauded Eskom of billions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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