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Power Utility Eskom says due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, Eskom regrets to Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 5 pm on Tuesday. Loadshedding will then be suspended at 05:00 on Wednesday.
Eskom announced that this constrained supply situation will persist throughout the week, with the possibility that more load shedding is likely to be implemented should the generation capacity deteriorate further.
“Unit 5 of Medupi Power Station returned to service during the night. Three generating units at the Camden Power Station tripped during the night, contributing to the current shortage of capacity.”
In a statement, Eskom said the teams are working hard to return as many of these units to service as possible. “We currently have 4 804MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 449MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned breakdowns. We are managing the emergency generation reserves to limit the stage of load shedding.”