Eskom announced on Friday that it implemented a load shedding reduction earlier this week.
In a statement, the utility announced that it is moving from Stage 2 to Stage 1.
“Due to the lower demand at the weekend, load shedding will be reduced to level 1 from 10 p.m. tonight. Load shedding will continue at this level until 5 a.m. Monday,” Eskom said.
Eskom added that while the return of generating units may be slow, load shedding could be stopped at some point during the weekend.< /p>
The utility said as of Thursday, the generating units at Matla, Hendrina and Arnot had restarted, but the units at Kusile, Kendal and Matimba had been taken off the grid or shut down.
< p>“Further delays in the restarting of generators at Arnot, Kendal and three units at Tutuka power plant have exacerbated capacity constraints.”
Eskom urged customers to continue to use electricity sparingly.
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