Tag: South Africa

Eskom resumes stage 2 loadshedding

South Africa: Eskom announced this morning that it will continue with stage 2 loadshedding from 9:00 today (Friday) until 6:00 on Monday 3 February.

Airport hit by power outage due to Eskom transformer fire

South Africa: OR Tambo International Airport was plunged into darkness after a transformer at a Kempton Park substation caught fire on Sunday morning. The Ekurhuleni municipality confirmed that the airport was one of a number of places affected. Commuters said the power outage caused major inconveniences. The outage lasted about two hours. On Sunday morning, […]

South Africa plunges back into darkness

South Africa: South Africans were advised by state-owned enterprise Eskom that emergency loadshedding would be implemented as unplanned breakdowns were above 10,500 MW, impacting the utility's ability to meet the current demand.

$11 B green energy plan to save Eskom

South Africa: A plan to establish the world’s largest green-energy financing initiative is being threshed out in South Africa, which needs to reduce its environmental footprint and find innovative ways to fund debt-stricken state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.