The issue of loadshedding is a headache to South Africans. Unfortunately often when the electricity comes back after load reductions, the substations and transformers fails or get burnt and the electricity goes off again. Eskom have to replace or repaire those substations and transformers which is also a process that takes time and people won't have power for a longer time. Eskom said it have replaced about 116 damaged substations and 1,326 transformers. And sometimes it is running out of spares to fix these transformers and substations.
"Eskom is experiencing challenges with limited stock levels of mini-substations and transformers because of a recorded exponential number of failed electricity equipment due to network overloading,” the power utility said
Really bad news from Eskom as it runs out of spares.Though the DA led Western Cape is handling the issue of loadshedding better than the rest of the country.
Eskom was founded in 1923. It was called Electricity Supply Commission, but the name was changed to Eskom in 1987
Content created and supplied by: Manamela (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More