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President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked Defense Secretary and military veteran Thandi Modise to deploy troops to several Eskom power plants. This is clear from several sources. “We can’t reveal the regions yet, but there are power plants identified in intelligence reports. Some of our members are going to these stations now some are already there. ‘ Mahapa told the publication. He also told the publication that a full report on the Army’s field of operations will be released on Sunday morning. Before the release of the report, EWN cited Eskom’s Aubrey Sambo as a source and named Majuba, Camden, Grootvlei, and Tutuka among the power plants designated for the exercise.


News of the SANDF deployment comes a day after ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa told party leaders at the 55th ANC annual election meeting on Friday that the government was taking “urgent action” to stem the blackouts. brought. This was also around the same time that the country celebrated the Feast of Atonement, with power company Eskom returning to a level 6 blackout. Ramaphosa said additional power is being procured to cope with load shedding. “Additional electricity will be imported through polls in Southern Africa. Eskom has also launched a program to purchase electricity from companies with existing generation capacity. “These and other emergency measures will steadily reduce the frequency and severity of load shedding, and eventually come to an end. “At the same time, these measures will transform the country’s power industry and ensure future energy security,” he said.

So far, renewable energy efforts have put more than 9,000 wind and solar power into the grid, Ramaphosa said. “The next round of the program will see significantly more generating capacity connected to the grid.” City Power spokesman Isaac Mangena said the closure was to support security operations in the area during the conference. “That’s because there are individuals with high-security risks, such as the country’s president, vice president, and government ministers,” Mangena said the request was in line with a request from the city of Johannesburg. “Fortunately, this request came at a time when Eskom City Power was granting load shedding exemptions that would allow certain substations to be exempt from load shedding on a routine basis.”

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