Stage 3 loadshedding to continue until 5a.m on Thursday

Eskom has announced that Stage 3 loadshedding will continue until 5a.m on Thursday.

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In a statement, the embattled power utility said the continued loadshedding is necessary, due to the shortage of generation capacity as a result of persistent high levels of breakdowns.

‘’Following the shutdown of Camden Power Station due to the de-mineralised water contamination last week, the first of seven generating units returned to service on Saturday evening. The remaining units are anticipated to return to service over the next eight days, while one will remain on planned maintenance.’’

Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha said a generating unit each at Kusile and Majuba power stations were returned to service.

‘’A generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Komati, Kusile, Matimba, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations were taken offline for repairs. Furthermore, the delay of two generating units at Kendal power station and one generating unit at Tutuka power station have added to the capacity constraint.’’

‘’Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns,’’ he added.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town said its customers will rotate between Stage 1 load shedding, 2-, Stage 3 load shedding

Done by: Mitchum George


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