More load shedding as Eskom fixes generators

2014-12-08 09:05

Eskom has once again implemented power cuts until three generators are fixed.

“We have started with stage one of load shedding,” the power utility’s spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said today.

“Three large generators at our power stations are out of service.”

Eskom had earlier said supplies at its pump storage power stations had been restored and there would be no load shedding during the week following a weekend that saw stage three “load shedding” being implemented.

Many areas in the country were without power for most parts of the weekend as the power utility and its municipal customers implemented rostered blackouts dubbed “load shedding” to save power reserves for the week.

Etzinger said the cuts would last for most of today but as soon as the generators were back on-line “things should be better”.

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