Stage 3 load shedding to be implemented on Friday



Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from Friday at 8 am til 10 pm.

Eskom made the announcement that it will reduce load shedding from stage 4 to stage 3.

The power utility company said in a statement that reduced demand in electricity and the much improved weather fostered this move.

“In order to replenish the emergency generation reserves, load shedding will then continue into the weekend.”

“The system remains unreliable and vulnerable and Eskom will continue to communicate the stage of load shedding should there be any further developments,” it said.

Two units broke down during the period of load shedding but Eskom said it was able to bring back a generation unit each at Tutuka, Matla, Majuba and the Camden power stations.

“Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 185MW of capacity, adding to the 5 040MW currently out on planned maintenance.”

Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible.”

The power utility however appealed to South Africans to reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of load shedding.

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