Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Load shedding stage to be reduced by Friday - Eskom

Eskom has announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will continue on Wednesday and Thursday between 4p.m and midnight, due to, ‘’the persistent shortage of generation capacity.’’

The ailing parastatal added that Stage 1 loadshedding will then be implemented on Friday at the same time.

Spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said the power utility would limit loadshedding to night-time to have minimal impact on the economy and population.

‘’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 Friday afternoon, or as soon as any significant changes occur.’’

‘’Since Tuesday a generation unit each at Camden, Kriel, Kusile, Matla and Medupi power stations were returned to service. Two generating units at Majuba and one at Tutuka power stations were taken offline for repairs,’’ he added.

Manthanthsa reminded the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.

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

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