Friday, September 16, 2022

Stage 4 loadshedding to continue until Sunday; more power cuts expected next week

Eskom has announced that Stage 4 load shedding will continue until Sunday morning, due to breakdowns.

In a statement, the ailing parastatal said that breakdowns of a generating unit each at Kriel, Majuba and Tutuka power stations over the past 24 hours have necessitated the continuation of loadshedding at Stage 4 until 5a.m on Sunday. Thereafter, it says, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented until 5a.m on Monday.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town announced that its customers will be on Stage 2 load shedding between 5a.m and 10p.m, thereafter it will move to Stage 4 until 5a.m the next day.

Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha says the power utility will provide the outlook of the loadshedding stages for the week ahead as the teams, he says, are working around the clock to return units to service.

‘’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.’’

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

 


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