Load Shedding: South Africa’s Power Generation Company Eskom Releases Statement

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Eskom Holdings in South Africa has stated that there would be no load-shedding this weekend.

There have been power outages in most parts of the country between 4 am and 5 pm in recent times.

According to a statement by the company, stage 2 of the load-shedding, which was implemented from 10am on Friday, will be implemented until 5am on Saturday.

It will then be suspended until 4pm, when stage 2 will resume. Load-shedding will then be suspended from 5am on Sunday until 4pm, when stage 1 will be implemented.

This is due to the recovery off additional generating capacity, adequate emergency reserves and anticipated lower weekend electricity demand.
Eskom implemented stage 6, last weekend, because multiple generating units were taken out.

The power utility added that unplanned outages have decreased to 13.733MW, with planned maintenance currently affecting a capacity of 8,121MW.

According to Eskom, power station general managers and their teams are actively working to restore additional generating capacity by bringing units back into service. The statement said:

“A total of 2,440MW of generating capacity is planned to be returned to service by Sunday.”

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