Eskom implements first ever round of stage 6 load shedding amid severe power squeeze [UPDATED]

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019

South African state power utility Eskom was forced to implement stage 6 load shedding for the first time ever on Monday December 9 amid a severe lack of generating capacity.

By Janie Davies

Eskom implements load shedding - controlled power blackouts - to reduce pressure on the country’s power grid when power is severely constrained.

Eskom had previously outlined plans for stage 5 and 6 load shedding but, prior to Monday, it had never previously implemented a protocol more severe than...

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