Eskom extends Stage 2 load shedding for two more days
- Apr 12, 2022 7:49 pm GMT
Rustenburg - Load shedding will be extended for two days due to shortage of generation capacity, Eskom said.
The power utility said stage 2 load shedding would be implemented overnight from
"Load shedding will then be suspended at
"A single unit that had tripped at
Eskom said any further deterioration in generation capacity may require further load shedding.
"We currently have 4 804MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 300MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned breakdowns.
"We are managing the emergency generation reserves to limit the stage of load shedding. The overnight load shedding will be used to replenish the dam levels at the pump storage power stations.."
The power utility apologised for the implementation of load shedding adding that load shedding was implemented only as a last resort in order to protect the national grid.
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