Friday, November 05, 2021

Eskom implements Stage 2 load shedding

Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 11am on Friday.

The power utility said the latest rolling blackouts were caused by different issues at its power stations.

"A unit at Lethabo and Majuba were delayed in returning to service. A unit at Tutuka tripped. Three Kendal units were taken off and it is anticipated that the fourth and remaining unit will also be shut down. The conveyor belts supplying these units are currently not running due to a power fault. No coal is reaching the station at this point," the parastatal said.

Eskom said the load shedding would last into the weekend.

"We unfortunately do expect the load shedding stage to escalate into the weekend but this can only be confirmed once we have a better understanding of these problems and when it is likely to be resolved.

Good news if your electricity is supplied by the City of Cape Town. The municipality said that it will only implement rolling blackouts from 18:00 with Stage 1. It will then move a stage higher from 10p.m.

PICTURE: CoCT


 

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