Eskom to reduce load shedding stage by 10p.m on Wednesday
Eskom announced that it will reduce the load shedding stage to Stage 3 starting from 22:00 on Wednesday.
In a statement, the power utility says this is as a result of six generation units returning to service over the past 24 hours. It added that Stage 3 Loadshedding will then continue until Friday.
‘’Eskom will continue to adjust the stage of loadshedding depending on the level of breakdowns,’’ said the parastatal.
The ailing power utility says that a generation unit each at the Arnot and Kendal power stations returned to service during the day, adding to the two Lethabo units, and one each at Camden and Matla power stations that returned to service during the night.
‘’A unit each at the Majuba, Matimba and Arnot power stations are set to return to service by tomorrow. Altogether, this will boost generation capacity and ease the constraints ahead of the weekend, in which we also expect lower demand,’’ it said.
Eskom again appealed to customers to use electricity sparingly.
‘’ Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore request the public to continue using electricity sparingly, as we strive to return units to service.’’
‘’Eskom would like to apologise for the implementation of loadshedding and will continue to closely monitor the power system. We will promptly inform the public should there be any significant developments,’’ it concluded.
Done By: Mitchum George