If Eskom cuts off power to non-payers, there will likely be no need for load shedding. The power company said 30% of its generating capacity is currently stolen or unpaid. This 30% is more than the deficit that leads to load shedding. Eskom calls these non-technical losses. It explains: “Non-technical losses refer to electricity theft, non-payment by customers, etc.” This is about 13,500 megawatts out of a total of about 45,000 megawatts of generating capacity. When Eskom succeeded in collecting unpaid bills and disconnecting illegal connections, 4,000…

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