Stage 4 load shedding implemented indefinitely

Eskom announced that Stage 4 load shedding will continue to be implemented, indefinitely, due to high levels of breakdowns and the depleted emergency generation reserves.

The ailing parastal’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said changes in the stages of loadshedding will be, ‘’more erratic’’, due to the absence of the buffer that is normally provided by the diesel generation capacity between generating unit breakdowns.

‘’Since Friday morning a generating unit each at Kendal and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs. Delays in returning to service a unit each at Arnot, Grootvlei, Hendrina and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints.’’

‘’A generating unit each at Camden, Kriel, Tutuka and two units at Majuba power stations were returned to service,’’ he added.


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