Stage 4 load shedding to continue until Saturday

Eskom has announced that Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 5a.m on Saturday and reduce to Stage 3 throughout the weekend.

The power utility yesterday said it had to preserve the low diesel levels at Gourikwa, due to low levels of diesel. The diesel deliveries, says Eskom, have started at PetroSA’s facility in Mossel Bay, with the vessel having berthed this morning.

Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthanthsa said that transferring the fuel to the Gourikwa and Ankerlig Open Cycle Gas Turbine stations will take place throughout the weekend to replenish by Monday.

‘’Eskom will also use the weekend to replenish the dam levels at the pumped storage schemes, which have been utilised extensively to complement generation capacity.’’

‘’It is anticipated the first unit of the Camden Power Station will return to service during the weekend, with the remaining returning over the course of the following ten days,’’ he added.

‘’In addition to all the eight Camden Power Station units that were taken offline due to de-mineralised water contamination last night as a result of the incorrect valve being opened, a generating unit at Kriel Power Station was also taken offline for repairs,’’ concluded Manthanthsa.


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