Eskom hopes to reduce load shedding stage by Thursday

Eskom has announced that Stage 5 load shedding will continue , hoping that it will reduce one stage by Thursday.

In a statement, the ailing parastatal said since Monday afternoon, four generation units at four power stations were taken offline for emergency repairs. These are a generating unit each at Arnot, Lethabo, Kendal and Majuba power stations It added that seven units returned to service at Camden, Kendal, Kriel, Kusile, Lethabo and Majuba power stations.

“Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.”

“While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to continue the Stage 5 loadshedding to limit the use of the emergency generation reserves. The emergency generation reserves are severely constrained by extensive utilisation to supplement generation capacity,” it added.

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Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town announced that its customers will rotate between Stage 3-,4-, and Stage 5-load shedding.


Done By: Mitchum George


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