Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Stage 4 load shedding to continue, at least, until Friday

Eskom has announced that stage 4 load shedding will continue at least until Friday, due to further breakdowns at power stations.

In a statement, the ailing parastatal said that it aims to reduce the load shedding stages by Saturday morning.

Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said the extension of the Stage 4 load shedding is required due to further breakdowns of a generation unit each at Kendal and Majuba this morning, due to boiler tube leaks.

‘’The breakdowns during the past few days of three generating units each at Kendal and Tutuka power stations, as well as the delayed return of a unit at Camden Power Station continue to contribute to the capacity constraints. In addition, Eskom will continue with its planned maintenance to address known risks at Arnot, Kriel, Matimba, Matla and Camden power stations.’’

‘’While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to extend the loadshedding to replenish the emergency generation reserves, which have been depleted by extensive utilisation over the past week,’’ he added.

PICTURE - Mitchum George: Load shedding at Bush Radio


Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has announced it will implement various load shedding stages for its customers, thanks to the Steenbras pumped Storage Plant

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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