Eskom rotates between Stage 3 & Stage 4 load shedding

Eskom has announced that Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented at 00:00 – 16:00 daily until Thursday. The embattled power utility added that Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented daily during the evening peaks between 16:00 and 00:00



In a statement, Eskom said it is still experiencing constraints from its diesel suppliers that is affecting the availability of bulk diesel to the Ankerlig and Gourikwa Open Cycle Gas Turbines, which have a combined capacity of 2 000MW.

‘’While we expect diesel deliveries from Tuesday onwards, should this uncertainty of supply persist, higher stages of loadshedding may be required. While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to continue the loadshedding to conserve emergency generation reserves,’’ it said in a statement.

 ‘’Since Friday a generation unit each at Camden and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs. Another generating unit each at Kriel and Kusile power stations were returned to service,’’ it added

Eskom said a further update will be published on Wednesday afternoon, or as soon as there are any significant changes.


By: Lizeka Tsotetsi


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