Eskom’s new load-shedding terminology explained

Since South Africans were first introduced to the concept of load-shedding in 2007, Eskom has added numerous ways to cut electricity to customers. Neighbourhoods and companies across South African can now be hit with load-shedding, load-reduction, and load-curtailment. The term “blackout” is regularly used to describe these controlled electricity cuts, but Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said this practice should …

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Plan to sell Eskom’s power stations

Key South African government ministers have reached a broad agreement to sell some of the state power utility’s coal-fired power plants to help reduce its debt burden, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said. The accord comes two years after the plan was first raised in a National Treasury policy paper, which suggested the facilities could bring in as much as 450 …

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