Stage 2 loadshedding to continue until Saturday

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Eskom has announced that due to a shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 9 am on Tuesday until 5 am on Saturday.

The power utility said while Eskom teams have successfully returned a unit at the Kusile, Matimba and Arnot power stations during the early hours of Tuesday morning, further delays in returning other units to service have exacerbated the capacity constraints, hampering the ability to replenish the emergency generation reserves.

Eskom anticipates to return Keoberg Unit 1 to service during the weekend. Eskom also expects to return five other units to service during the week. However, there are a number of generations units running with a risk of failure that cannot be attended to at the moment due to current capacity constraints.

Total breakdowns currently amount to 13 333MW while planned maintenance is 5 548MW of capacity.

Eskom has apologised for the inconvenience caused by the implementation of loadshedding, and asked the public to reduce the usage of electricity to help it through the constraints.

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