Cape Town – Eskom says it implemented stage 6 load shedding from 16:00 on Sunday until further notice.
The power utility said this is due to the failure of additional generating units and the delay in returning several units to service.
“This is anticipated to persist throughout the week. Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur,” it said.
Breakdowns are at 19,333MW of generating capacity, while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 4,524MW.
“Since yesterday morning, a generating unit each at Duvha, Lethabo and Medupi power stations have returned to service. Over the past 24 hours, a generation unit each at Majuba, Medupi and Tutuka power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns.
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“Furthermore, the delay in returning units to service at Arnot, Camden, Hendrina, Majuba, Matla and Tutuka power stations continues to add to the current capacity constraints,” said the power utility.
Eskom said its team is working round the clock to ensure that generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.
The utility thanked South Africans who heed their call to use electricity sparingly thus help alleviate the pressure on the power system and avoid higher stages of load shedding.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe