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    Stage 3 load shedding on cards due to loss of generating capacity

    May 16, 2022 - Staff reporter


      Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 5pm until 10pm on Sunday.

      LOAD shedding is expected to remain for the rest of the week, heading up to Stage 3 on Monday and Tuesday, as power utility Eskom suffers further loss of generating capacity.

      Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 5pm until 10pm on Sunday.

      On Monday and Tuesday, at the same times, load shedding will be implemented at Stage 3.

      Thereafter load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 for the rest of the week.

      Eskom says it will continue to closely monitor the system, and adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary.

      “Since yesterday evening (Saturday), breakdowns occurred on a unit each at Tutuka, Camden and Majuba power stations.

      “A generating unit each at Hendrina and Majuba power stations returned to service today.

      “We currently have 2,094MW on planned maintenance, while another 17,640MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

      “Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help limit the impact of load shedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

      “Eskom would like to remind the public that load shedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 and 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 and 22:00 in the evenings.”

      Last week, Eskom teams returned a generating unit to service at Kusile and Majuba power stations while a unit each at Camden and Kriel power stations were taken off-line for repairs.


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