Aug 25

Johannesburg residents get some relief to stages of load shedding

Johannesburg residents will get some relief when it comes to stages of load shedding as City Power has procured electricity from four independent power producers. The City of Johannesburg said on Thursday it would start feeding into the grid in two to three months. Two weeks ago, City Power embarked on a drive to collect an outstanding R5 billion owed by residents and businesses. According News24, it had already spent R300 billion to fix cable theft and vandalism. The MMC for environment and infrastructure services, Jack Sekwaila, said the entity had secured 92MW of power from the four IPPs via a short-term purchase agreement.
Sekwaila said load shedding would be one stage lower in the City.