Thursday, February 11, 2021

No load shedding for Thursday, says Eskom

Eskom has announced that it is not will not implement load shedding on Thursday as the generation capacity has sufficiently recovered.

The ailing parastatal had implemented Stage 3 load shedding yesterday, due to a loss of generation units. In a statement, it said that this week's rolling blackouts were necessary after several generating units at its power plants broke down.

“Over the past 24 hours, Eskom teams successfully returned our generation units to service, helping ease the capacity constraints sufficiently to enable us to not require load shedding. Another five units are expected to return to service during the next two days.’’

“Eskom would like to thank the people of South Africa for their patience and support during the load shedding, which is implemented as a last resort to protect the integrity of the system.’’ It added

The power utility urged consumers to use electricity sparingly as the system remains ‘’vulnerable and unpredictable.’’

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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