With grid under pressure, Eskom warns of power cuts at short notice

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83 days ago
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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said that it may implement rolling power cuts at short notice should it experience any further breakdowns in the generation system.

The power utility held a briefing last week and apologised for the rolling blackouts that eventually escalated to level four, leaving households and businesses frustrated.

Eskom management said at the time that it wasn't expecting power cuts this week but in a statement released on Tuesday morning, the utility said that one unit at the Arnot power station and another at Hendrina tripped over the past 24 hours. A unit each at the Camden, Medupi and Kendal plants had returned to service.

Two more units have been forced to shut down.

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This article first appeared on EWN : With grid under pressure, Eskom warns of power cuts at short notice

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