Eskom says system still volatile as blackouts end

Eskom may implement load shedding at short notice if there is a shift in plant performance.
Eskom's power grid improves but the system remains volatile, Eskom says. Image: Moneyweb

South Africa’s debt-laden power utility ended controlled blackouts on Saturday as power supplies improve, it said in a statement.

Eskom, which provides about 95% of South Africa’s electricity, said it won’t be implementing so-called load shedding on Sunday after almost a week of debilitating power cuts that have emerged as one of the biggest threats to the nation’s economic growth prospects.

While the rolling blackouts won’t be implemented, the power supply system remains vulnerable, the utility said.

“The system remains constrained and volatile and load shedding could be implemented at short notice should there be a shift in plant performance and increased unplanned technical breakdowns,” Eskom said in the statement late Saturday.

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When the clowns see fit to load shed over the weekend, to load shed on Saturday evening. Then to declare all is now OK. Come on please, this is obviously not necessary. This is obviously a political weapon of intimidation. This is a repeat of all the unnecessary load shedding that the Eskom gangsters have subjected South Africans to over the years.
When is something going to be done about it? This is insurrection. Deploy the armed forces to protect the strategic assets of the nation.
Do something appropriate for a change instead of cringing to gang of thieving thugs.

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