Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily
Johannesburg, South Africa – Most of South Africa’s townships will have to brace for more erratic power cuts from the country’s electricity supplier, Eskom.
The erratic power cuts are due to illegal connections which according to Eskom are damaging their equipment.
“Due to illegal connections and meter tampering we have to continue instigating load reductions.
Well, load reduction happens if the load exceeds the threshold so in that case we limit the load not to damage the equipment then load shedding is put in place when we are not producing enough electricity.
However, we apologize to the customers who are being affected we are working with municipalities to solve the issue,” said Monde Bala, Eskom’s group executive for the distribution division.
In addition, when Eskom initiates load reduction it uses a blanket approach which in turn affects everyone residing in that particular area.