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Eskom to begin load shedding

South African utility Eskom has announced it is to start load shedding as a result of the increase in planned and unplanned outages affecting its facilities.
By Staff reporter 29 November 2018 0 33494

South African utility Eskom has announced it is to start load shedding as a result of the increase in planned and unplanned outages affecting its facilities.

The company will take 1 GW of power capacity offline for 10 hours on Thursday to protect the electricity generation system from total collapse.

The company said earlier this month that it could take up to 8 GW off the grid, according to The South African. This would be twice the amount taken offline at the...