Aug 10, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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No reprieve soon on Eskom’s enforced power cuts

Eskom says its generation capacity shortage will continue for the next few weeks, meaning load shedding will continue for the foreseeable future.

“It will take a few weeks for the power generation system to recover,” the utility said Sunday.

It said 4,597MW of capacity was unavailable due to planned maintenance and 16,457MW of capacity due to outages.

Over the weekend three units in Kendal and one each at the Tutuka and Majuba power plants were taken offline for emergency repairs, Eskom said. The restart of one unit each at Medupi, Arnot, Camden, Kriel and Duvha power stations was delayed.

Stage 4 load shedding was announced Monday from 5:00am to midnight. Load shedding should be reduced to level 2 from midnight to 5 am on Tuesday.

“This load shedding sequence will likely repeat itself throughout the week,” Eskom said.

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