Countrywide power cuts continue

2014-12-06 14:50
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Johannesburg - Stage three power cuts would continue across the country until 22:00 on Saturday, Eskom said.

"We have introduced stage three load shedding. It started at 08:00 this morning and will go on until 22:00 this evening," spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.

This was due to depleted water and diesel reserves, and technical problems at its power stations. Two generators also required urgent maintenance.

He said Eskom needed to build up the power supply, and was confident the generators would be running by Saturday evening.

The power utility said it would revert to stage two power cuts around the country on Sunday from 08:00 until 22:00.

Stage one allowed for up to 1 000MW of the national load to be shed, stage two for up to 2 000MW and stage three for up to 4 000MW.

Phasiwe urged Eskom customers to visit its website to check the schedules for the different areas.

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