Eskom to reduce load shedding stage from Thursday evening

Eskom has announced that load shedding will be reduced to stage 3 from 21:00 on Thursday.

In a statement, the ailing power utility said that the emergency generation reserves have sufficiently improved to permit a reduction in the stage of loadshedding.

‘’Eskom appeals to all South Africans to continue helping us limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items,’’ said Eskom’s spokesperson, sikonathi Mantshasha.

A generation unit each at Matla, Medupi, Kusile and Camden power stations have returned to service while a unit each at Matla, Lethabo and Arnot power stations were taken offline for repairs during the same period. It added that two other units are expected to return to service on Thursday

Eskom says Stage 3 will last from 21:00, until 5a.m on Friday morning, and will thereafter be lowered to Stage 2 until 5a.m on Monday morning

‘’Eskom would like to apologise for the implementation of loadshedding, and will continuously review the situation and act appropriately as circumstances change,’’ added Mantshasha.


Done By: Mitchum George


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