Load-shedding moves to stage 1 for the weekend
Power cuts to reduce to stage 1 from 10pm on Friday night
Power utility Eskom says it is downscaling the load-shedding implemented earlier this week to stage 1 from stage 2.
“Due to the lower weekend demand‚ load-shedding will be reduced to stage 1 from 10pm this evening. Load-shedding will continue at that level until 5am on Monday‚” Eskom said in a statement on Friday.
It added that while the return of generation units may be slow‚ load-shedding may be halted at some point during the weekend.
Since Thursday‚ generation units at Matla‚ Hendrina and Arnot had returned to service but units at Kusile‚ Kendal and Matimba were taken offline or had tripped, it said.
“Further‚ delays in returning generators to service at Arnot‚ Kendal and three units at Tutuka power station have added to the capacity constraints.”
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