Eskom goes two months with almost no load shedding

Eskom said on Wednesday that the probability of load shedding remained low for the day as the power provider celebrated managing to keep the lights on for 60 days with only one minor disruption.

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During this two month period it only had to shed power for two hours and 20 minutes‚ which it pointed out was stage 1 load shedding‚ meaning that 96% of South Africans had still received an uninterrupted electricity supply on that day.

South Africa has been experiencing load shedding intermittently since 2008, when the country’s power supply came under strain.

The beginning of 2015 saw extended periods of load shedding implemented to prevent total grid shut down.


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