Oct 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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City Power asks Eskom to spare Joburg residents from stage 1 and 2 load-shedding

City Power has requested to be excluded from Eskom’s level 1 and 2 load shedding plans.

In a letter this week, Johannesburg’s major power company said it had a two-year power purchase agreement with it. Kelvin Power Plant (KPS) completed.

The agreement signed last week provides for a continuous supply of 220 MW to the city after a first 20-year purchase agreement was signed in August.

The new agreement, the Brief said, will ensure a continuous supply of 180 MW to 220 MW for the next two years.

Over the past three months, KPS has demonstrated its commitment to city power uninterrupted with average 240 MW.


Acting CEO Nancy Maluleke said: “I therefore request that City Power be excluded from phases 1 and 2 of load shedding, as City Power has proactively drawn up contingency plans to prevent load shedding for its customers and companies. ”