What Is Eskom And How It Works?

Eskom, a state-owned South African company established in the year 1923, and its core responsibility is to supply a stable power supply to the citizens of South Africa to help with the social-economical growth of the country. As part of history, Kimberly popularly known as The Diamond City is known as the first city in Africa to get its streetlights in the year 1882.

Eskom Load Shedding

Eskom load shedding is an exercise that normally is undertaking when there is maintenance and insufficient power supply which enables the company to bring out a timetable to help share the limited power supply to prevent nationwide power collapse.

In the year January 2008, the first-ever load shedding was introduced and rolled out to help solve the power crisis.

In January 2008 Eskom controversially introduced “load shedding”, planned rolling blackouts based on a rotating schedule, in periods where short supply threatens the integrity of the grid.

With a declaration from Eskom whenever there is load shedding, one can also visit their official website loadshedding.eskom.co.za to check their area monthly timetable.

Eskom Load Shedding Schedule

Currently, Eskom is not loading shedding at the moment but whenever there is a major power request and there is the need for emergency maintenance Eskom rolls out loading shedding to prevent the entire country from being a shortage of power.

For consumers to get first-hand information about their municipality loading shedding visit Eskom Loading Shedding customer care via their official website.

How Much Does Eskom Charge Per KWH (Eskom Tariff)

Eskom which duty is to provide maximum power supply to the average South African does not have a specific current tariff for its customers as its tariffs vary according to the municipality.

On average, the power utility charges R1.40 per kWh if in Block 1 for 20 amps supplies, moving up to R1.59 per kWh. For 60 amp supplies, it charges R1.58 and R2.69 per kWh, respectively.

In the year 2021/2022, a court order introduced a new amount of tariff for Eskom customers. An amount of 5.44c/kWh was added to the average standard tariff making the standard tariff for Eskom customers at 134.30c/kWh.

How To Survive Eskom Load Shedding

1.One can go solar in order to survive Eskom loading shedding activities.

2. Another option to help survive loading shedding is acquiring battery-related gadgets. Example torches, lanterns, radios among others.

3. Generators are also great options. Though this option must be expensive but considering the fact of load shedding generators can power an entire household depending on what type you go in for.

4. Do get car chargers for your cell phone and iPad. With this one phone can be charged before he or she gets to the destination where there is no electricity.

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