Saturday, September 17, 2022

Eskom implements Stage 5 load shedding until Monday.

 

Eskom has implemented Stage 5 load shedding on Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eskom said this is due to breakdowns of five generating units overnight and on Saturday morning. The ailing parastatal said Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented until 5a.m on Monday.

It previously said that Stage 4 rolling power cuts will continue until Sunday.

“A unit each at Kusile, Arnot and Camden, as well as two units at Duvha Power Station tripped. While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to escalate the loadshedding to stop the use of the emergency generation reserves and begin the replenishment thereof ahead of the week. The emergency generation reserves have been depleted by extensive utilisation to limit the amount of loadshedding over the past two weeks,” said spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthanthsa.

“Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns and carry out planned maintenance to return units to service,” he added.

The spokesperson added that should any further breakdowns occur, higher stages of loadshedding may be implemented at short notice. 

 

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