Eskom expected to keep up with Stage 4 load-shedding


On Thursday, Eskom will keep up with its implementation of Stage 4 load-shedding from 8am to 10pm.

On Wednesday, Eskom advanced its implementation from Stage 2 to Stage 4 load-shedding, as a result of the high rate of demand.

Ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the past two days.”

With the unreliable and aged generation infrastructure, together with a number of risks on running units, there is a high probability that additional stages of load shedding may be implemented at short notice.”

The power utility mentioned that load-shedding will continue for the whole week.

This load-shedding is necessary in order to conserve and replenish emergency reserves while also maintaining the stability of the power system,” Eskom said in a statement.

Eskom urges the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to ease the pressure on the system.”

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