The competitive electricity supplier Eskom said Thursday that it would suspend load shedding at 9:00 p.m. – but that the rotating power outages would be back at 5:00 a.m.
Eskom said in a statement, that eight power plants were put back into operation last day, so that the dam levels in pumped storage plants can be restored.
“Unfortunately, the diesel tank levels in three of the four OCGT power plants [ gas turbine-free circuit]” remain low, and therefore level 1 load shedding will be implemented on Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “, says the declaration.
Earlier on Friday, Andre de Ruyter said, Eskom CEO that the intention of the utility was to end the load shedding at 9 p.m. and then to implement stage 1 on Friday. This has now been confirmed by the statement made on Thursday evening.