Eskom implements first load shedding in March

South African state power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding for the first time this month amid lingering power constraints, sparking predictions of ferro-chrome price spikes if the situation deteriorates.

Load shedding - controlled power outages - were last implemented in mid-February and were reported to have affected large industrial power users, including ferro-chrome smelters. After releasing multiple warnings in recent weeks over the continuing threat of load shedding, Eskom announced on Thursday March 14 that it was implementing stage one of the protocol. The utility...


Janie Davies

March 14, 2019

15:41 GMT