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No load-shedding until May, says Eskom head

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Loadshedding |

Eskom has been congratulated for alleviating load-shedding, but demand for electricity has dropped dramatically since the start of the year. It is likely there will be no load-shedding until at least May 2016, Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe said on Wednesday. While maintenance on Eskom’s ageing fleet has been increased, the power utility has managed to...

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Load shedding highlights cloud benefits

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Loadshedding |

SA’s power problems present compelling reasons for companies to move to the cloud, says Itumeleng Kobedi, product manager of Group Cloud Services at MTN. “Many South African companies have been slow to move to the cloud, citing concerns around data sovereignty, security, control of data and even business continuity,” says Itumeleng...

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A summer without load shedding?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Loadshedding |

By Marianne Merten and Anna Cox Johannesburg – Eskom has just celebrated 30 days of no load shedding and, if there are no major breakdowns at any of the stations, this could continue through summer. “We can continue with no load shedding if the public and businesses assist us. We will be undergoing major maintenance work in the coming months, but we...

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Big drop in SA electricity production

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Loadshedding |

Electricity generated by South Africa dropped by 3.3% for July compared to the same period last year, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. Electricity generated by South Africa dropped by 3.3% for July compared to the same period last year, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. The total volume of electricity distributed in SA for the month of...

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No load-shedding for 25 days: Eskom

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Loadshedding |

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom announced on Thursday that they have been able to supply the country’s electricity needs and do maintenance without implementing load-shedding for the past 25 days. “We are implementing our maintenance plan to increase the reliability of our plant, which will in turn increase our operating reserves and stabilise the grid,” the power...

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