Load-shedding spectre returns as unplanned outages rise
Load-shedding spectre returns as unplanned outages rise 1st November 2018 BY: TERENCE CREAMER <m.engineeringnews.co.za/author.php?u_id=13> CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR *Photo by:* Creamer Media
The spectre of load-shedding, which has haunted South Africa and its economy since 2008, but has lifted somewhat in recent years, appears to have returned.
State-owned electricity producer Eskom confirmed with *Engineering News Online* on Thursday that the system had become vulnerable once again, owing primarily to a rise in unplanned outages. The breakdowns are coinciding with an increase in scheduled maintenance, which is always planned for the low-demand summer months.