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Stage 4 load-shedding continues until Friday morning

Eskom has announced Stage 4 load-shedding is expected to continue until 5 am on Friday, as the power utility attempts to restore service to its affected units.

Load-shedding has escalated from stage 2 to stage 4  after two more power units collapsed, the power utility said in a statement on Tuesday.

Eskom said generation units each at Tutuka and Majuba tripped again on Tuesday morning, adding further to the failures of some of the units that had tripped at Tutuka, Camden, and Matla plants on Monday.

Power cuts will resume at 5 a.m. on Friday, according to Eskom.

Eskom will continue to change its load-shedding schedule based on the severity of power outages. Load shedding is only used as a final resort to ensure the safety of the national grid. As we strive to restore service, we urge the public to continue to use power wisely.”

Since Monday, units at each of the power plants in Hendrina, Medupe, Tutuka, Arnot, and Camden have been brought back online, according to the Power utility.

Eskom said 5124MW of capacity is now planned for maintenance, while another 16519MW is currently unavailable due to unforeseen out­ages.


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