Stage 3 load shedding implemented for the weekend; Stage 2 load shedding thereafter

Eskom has implemented Stage 3 load shedding at 14:00 on Friday, due to the loss of an additional 5 generating units the morning. The ailing parastatal said Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented until 05:00 on Monday morning.  Thereafter, for the week ahead, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented continuously.

‘’The additional loadshedding tonight is required to manage and recover the emergency generation reserves which have been utilised extensively over the past five days. Eskom therefore urges all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly,’’ said spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha.

He said that since Friday morning, three generating units at Tutuka Power Station as well as two Kusile Power Station generating units tripped, necessitating the escalation in the stage of loadshedding, adding that the delay in the return to service of Koeberg Unit 2 has exacerbated the capacity shortages.

‘’During this weekend, critical planned maintenance at Hydro de Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique, Lethabo, Majuba, Matimba and Camden power stations will be carried out in preparation for the week ahead,’’ added Manthantsha.


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