Eskom takes over control of load shedding in the City of Ekurhuleni

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  • Eskom has announced that it has over control of load shedding in the City of Ekurhuleni citing failure by the municipality to implement power cuts when instructed. 
  • The City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand region of Gauteng, a large suburban region east of Johannesburg. 

In a statement Eskom explained that there monitoring and analysis found that the municipality has not been reducing the load as required. They added that they had engaged with the municipality on numerous occasions regarding its failure to load shed its customers.

“Although Eskom notes the CoE’s technical challenges in executing load shedding, it is left with no choice but to implement load shedding for the CoE as the non-compliance puts further strain on the already constrained grid,” the utility said adding that they have taken control of load shedding in the City of Ekurhuleni in the past for the same reason.

“Failure to implement load shedding by municipalities affects the integrity and stability of the grid, which may lead to higher stages of load shedding, ” the utility concluded.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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