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Eskom continues to warn of load shedding

Eskom continues to warn South Africans that there is a high risk of load shedding this week as the power utility are struggling to keep up with the demand for electricity.

With a current debt of R419-billion the power supplier is expected to break the R500-billion mark by the time the Medupi and Kusile stations are eventually completed.

Last week the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) awarded Eskom with part of it’s requested tariff increase which annoyed South African’s and if load shedding is implemented will anger them further.

The power utility is experiencing numerous unplanned maintenance issues which result in a loss of generated energy to the grid and if demand continues at it’s current rate another breakdown will cause Eskom to implement load-shedding.