Cape Town – Eskom has announced that stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday.
According to a statement released by the power utility, stage 2 load shedding will be back on for the rest of the week ahead.
This is due to the loss of 5 additional generation units, the power utility said.
“The additional loadshedding tonight is required to manage and recover the emergency generation reserves which have been utilised extensively over the past five days. Eksom therefore urges all South African to continue using electricity sparingly,” the statement said.
Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday morning;
thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will implemented throughout the week ahead. pic.twitter.com/tW6hR1q1Qt
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) September 9, 2022
Over the weekend, the power utility says it will carry out critical maintenance in preparation for the week ahead.
“During this weekend, critical planned maintenance Hydo de Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique, Lethabo, Majuba, Matimba and Camden power stations will be carried out in preparation for the week ahead,” the statement said.
Currently, there are 4 588 MW on planned maintenance while another 17 131MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns
On Monday Eskom will hold a media briefing to update the public on the state of the power system.
Picture: Twitter/ @Eskom_SA
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe