Sunday, September 11, 2022

Eskom releases load shedding schedule for the week ahead

Eskom has released its load shedding schedule for the week ahead. Stage 4 load shedding is in effect and this will last until 5a.m on Monday.

The ailing parastatal said Stage 3 load shedding will then be implemented until 5a.m on Tuesday. It added that Stage 2 loadshedding will then be implemented, and will remain in place until Friday.

PICTURE: Eskom provides load shedding schedule for the week

Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha said sufficient progress has been made in recovering the emergency generation reserves, hoping, he added, that the dam levels at the pumped storage schemes will be fully replenished by Monday morning.

‘’Overnight a generation unit each at Arnot and Majuba power stations returned to service. Eleven generation units are anticipated to return to service over the next 24 hours, helping to ease the capacity constraints. This includes approximately 1 300MW of capacity form the Hydro de Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique.’’

‘’A generation unit each at Tutuka Power Station and at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme were forced offline for emergency repairs overnight,’’ added Mantshantsha.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town said its customers will also be on Stage 4 load shedding until 5a.m on Monday. Thereafter it says, it will load shed on Stage 2 until 10p.m on Monday, where it will move to Stage 3 until 5a.m on Tuesday.

Done By: Mitchum George

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