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Power prognosis improves, but load-shedding risk persists for Wed, Thurs

Engineering News – ONLINE

04 November 2014

State-owned electricity producer Eskom said it was not anticipating any need to introduce load shedding on Tuesday, having avoided load shedding on Monday.

In a system update, the utility also reported that the risk of rotational load shedding had reduced “significantly and the prognosis for the week is better than expected”.

This was partly attributed to a better-than-expected recovery at the Majuba power station, in Mpumalanga, where a coal silo collapse on Saturday had precipitated the first load-shedding incident of the new summer maintenance season. It was the second load-shedding incident of 2014, however, with rotational shedding having also been implemented on March 6. The March event, which was caused by coal delivery problems, was the first since 2008.  Read more…

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