Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

Eskom is implementing stage 2 load-shedding from midday on Friday until Sunday night, partly due to heavy rain in Limpopo.

The power utility said in a statement it has 4,114MW on planned maintenance, while another 15,739MW of capacity is “unavailable due to unplanned maintenance”.

The load-shedding has been exacerbated by the forced shutdown of five generating units at the Medupi power station as a result of the inability to get coal into the units due to the heavy rain in the Lephalale area on Thursday night, the utility said.

gernetzkyk@businesslive.co.za

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