Eskom reduces load-shedding to stage 1

Eskom announced on Tuesday that it has reduced the load-shedding to Stage 1 from Wednesday morning and continues until Saturday at 5 am, as the generation system is severely Eskom reduces Load-shedding to Stage 1

Eskom has announced on Tuesday it has reduced Load-shedding to Stage 1 from Wednesday morning and continues until Saturday at 5 am, as the generation system is severely constrained.

The power utility said since Monday Eskom teams successfully returned four generation units at Kusile, Grootvlei, Kriel, and Matla, including the Cahora Bassa line from Mozambique.

Eskom said this has not been sufficient to suspended load-shedding at this point.

“During this period, we have lost generation capacity at Medupi, Arnot, and Komati power stations.

Eskom said it has delayed the return to service of four other units, prolonging the need to continue implementing load-shedding.

Eskom is working hard to return the units to service as soon as possible.

“We have 5 850MW on planned maintenance, while another 13 443MW of capacity is unavailable because of breakdowns and delays. This has led to our inability to supply the full demand,” said Eskom.

Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period, and the system will continue to be constrained, with the possibility of load shedding remaining elevated.

Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, and we will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system.

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