South Africa

Here’s how long it would take to restore Eskom’s grid in case of a blackout

Eskom blackout
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Experts estimate it would take six to 14 days to bring the country back online in the unlikely event of a national blackout or grid collapse.


But the cost to bring South Africa back online cannot be quantified just yet, because it would depend on the time it would take to restore and various other factors that cannot be predetermined.