Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility, has decided to delegate the responsibility of managing load shedding to City Power, a municipal electricity distributor in Johannesburg, starting in November.
Eskom Transfers Load Shedding Operations in Most of Johannesburg to City Power
This shift aims to enhance the reliability of the national power grid and streamline load shedding procedures across the city.
While City Power takes over most of Johannesburg’s load shedding operations, there will be some areas with technical challenges that remain under Eskom’s management.
This move is intended to alleviate the strain on the electricity infrastructure in the region.
City Power will now be responsible for implementing rotational power cuts, a role previously carried out by Eskom in many parts of Johannesburg.
The revised load shedding schedules will be made available to City Power customers on November 6th.
This transition is expected to introduce changes in the timing and duration of load shedding for these areas, even during more severe load shedding stages.
While City Power will take charge of most load shedding operations, some areas will continue to be supplied by Eskom due to technical complications.
These challenges may pertain to the existing infrastructure or specific requirements in these locations.
City Power’s infrastructure has been strained by prolonged power cuts, leading to residents experiencing extended periods of electricity outages.
The decision to transfer load shedding operations to City Power is part of Eskom’s strategy to address these issues and provide more efficient load shedding services in Johannesburg.