Wednesday, June 09, 2021

LATEST Loadshedding updates: Stage 3 and 4 for Cape town customers

Due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi and two units at Duvha Power Station, together with the high winter demand.

The power utility stated stage 4 load shedding will kick in from 2pm on Wednesday and last until 10pm. Eskom stated that these emergency reserves are required to respond to further emergencies in order to maintain the stability of the national grid. The City of Cape Town, after checking its generation capacity, announced that its customers will be on Stage 3 until 5pm, and then move to Stage 4. Thereafter Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented.

Eskom said breakdowns currently total 15 087MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of capacity. Eskom has apologised for the inconvenience and uncertainty caused by the power cuts and asked South Africans to cut down consumption of electricity. 

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by Everngelista Muza


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