Eskom’s website goes down as Stage 4 continues

Source: Randburg Sun

The Eskom website is currently down as Stage 4 loadshedding continues  “until further notice”

The utility released a statement on Twitter this morning indicating that their systems were currently not working, including their website – where customers can check their load-shedding schedule.

Yesterday the power utility announced that loadshedding had been upgraded to Stage 4 after the Koeberg Power Station tripped.

Stage 4 was implemented due to a shortage of capacity and unplanned breakdowns. “We expect that load-shedding at various stages may continue into the weekend.”

Consumers were additionally frustrated by the court’s ruling against the energy regulator, stating that Eskom could have an 18,9% tariff hike. The hike will allow Eskom to generate R219.5-billion in revenue, R29,2-billion more than Nersa’s hike would allow.

Eskom has 60 days to apply to the regulator to increase the tariffs it can charge customers and the regulator must pay Eskom’s costs, the ruling said.

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