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Australia drafts new energy rules to avoid more blackouts

Australia drafts new energy rules to avoid more blackouts

The power crisis that has plagued South Australia for the greater part of the past year has been temporarily resolved, but officials have drafted a new set of proposals they think will improve the stability of energy supply in that State.


DA Calls On Finance Minister As Eskom Warns Of Large-Scale Blackouts

Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, must hold an immediate briefing on how the financial crisis gripping the country’s power utility Eskom will be addressed, said Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow deputy minister of finance David Ross on Monday. Earlier today, Eskom warned large-scale blackouts might be implemented from this week onwards, reported Eyewitness News. The power

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Eskom Threatens Blackouts For Municipalities With Overdue Payments

Power utility Eskom has threatened to switch off the lights in three Free State municipalities unless they pay their overdue bills worth over R500 million combined, reported the Star on Monday. “We are very serious about enforcing municipal debt management,” said executive Erica Johnson during a presentation of Eskom’s annual results on Friday. The disconnections

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No Load-Shedding This Weekend Says Eskom

Power utility Eskom on Friday said the country should not expect load-shedding as the national power grid is stable. “The power grid is stable and we expect the peak this evening will be lower than previous evenings so we are not anticipating a shortfall,” said spokesperson Andrew Etzinger. “There is no need for load curtailments…


SA To Face Blackouts Until April

Johannesburg – Load shedding might continue into April, said power utility Eskom after it lifted its power grid emergency at 22H00 on Thursday, reported Eyewitness News. On Thursday, Eskom announced it would be implementing rolling blackouts for the first time in six years. The company said blackouts were a last resort after heavy rains left