Load shedding implemented during evening peaks

Eskom announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily, during evening peaks, between 16:00 – 00:00 from Monday to Wednesday. In a statement, the ailing parastatal said the rolling power cuts will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity.

‘’To the extent possible, Eskom will endeavour to limit loadshedding to night-time to have minimal impact on the economy and population. Eskom will publish a further update on Wednesday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur.’’

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Spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said that since Saturday two generation units at Kriel and a unit each at Kendal, Komati, Lethabo, Majuba and Matla power stations have returned to service. Furthermore, a generating unit each at Kendal and Kusile power stations were taken offline for repairs.

‘’Loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town announced that its customers will be saved from rolling power cuts, due to enough water capacity at its Steenbras Pumped Storage Plant

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