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Eskom says it will implement stage 4 rolling blackouts from this hour to 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon. Thereafter, stage 6 will kick in until 5 o’clock on Thursday morning.

A candle burns in a house on the Cape Flats, due to South Africa's struggling power utility company Eskom, implementing regular power cuts - called 'load-shedding', in Cape Town, South Africa February 11, 2023.A candle burns in a house on the Cape Flats, due to South Africa's struggling power utility company Eskom, implementing regular power cuts - called 'load-shedding', in Cape Town, South Africa February 11, 2023.

The power utility says this is due to the loss of additional generating units overnight, extensive use of Open Gas Cycle Turbines and inability to replenish pumped storage dam levels.Meanwhile, City Power in Johannesburg has sought to explain the importance of Eskom’s smart meter project.The smart meters will reportedly allow customers to switch their geysers on and off remotely by using smartphones.

City Power’s spokesperson Isaac Mangena explains, “The smart meter project is basically part of a bigger project which is upon …. the whole discontinuation of the current units or tokens, whereby you recharge or go to the store or garage to buy electricity and then you punch them in your meter and you get electricity. So, those numbers are coming to an end in November 2024.

 

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