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Eskom planned maintenance outages aimed at improving performance

Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says the current intensity of load shedding is due to planned maintenance outages to fix generating units. These maintenance outages are aimed at...

How to get started with solar: a step-by-step guide

By Christiaan Hattingh, Managing Director of energy solutions provider, AWPower With South Africa experiencing its worst year of loadshedding to date, we’re seeing a surge in demand for alternative power solutions from homeowners and...

Is your genset primed to switch on when the lights go off?

A back-up power supply such as a genset is critical to replace overall electricity demand during loadshedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly...

Load shedding to continue until Wednesday

Stage 2 load shedding is set to continue until 5am on Wednesday, Eskom has announced. “Over the past two days, Eskom teams successfully returned a generation unit each at the Matimba and...

Power Shortages in South Africa Could Get a Whole Lot Worse

An electricity-supply crisis is looming in South Africa that could make intermittent outages in the past few months seem trivial by comparison. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which supplies almost all the nation’s...

Start planning for load shedding this week says Eskom

Power utility Eskom said on Monday afternoon that South Africans should start planning for load shedding to take place sometime this week. This after the power utility earlier warned of...


WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth

Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business...


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