Eskom implements stage 3 & 4 until Wednesday

Eskom announced that it will vary between Stage 3 and Stage 4 loadshedding until Wednesday morning.

The embattled parastatal implemented Stage 4 load shedding on Sunday.

Stage 3 loadshedding was then implemented from 05:00 on Monday until 16:00, thereafter increasing to Stage 4 until 05:00 on Tuesday morning. Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Tuesday until 16:00, thereafter increasing to Stage 4 until 05:00 on Wednesday morning.

Spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said the escalation of the latest rolling power cuts is due to the emergency generation reserves that are almost depleted, both the diesel and pumped storage dam levels.

‘’The higher loadshedding stages are required to help build up the emergency generation reserves during the week. During the weekend the breakdown of a generating unit each at Duvha, Kriel and Medupi power stations, as well as the delayed returns of a generating unit each at Camden, Kusile, Komati, and Kendal power stations have exacerbated current generation capacity shortages, forcing the escalation of loadshedding.’’

‘’Eskom teams have returned a generating unit each at Grootvlei, Hendrina, Majuba, Matla and Tutuka power stations to service. Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns,’’ he added.

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