Eskom Extends and Ratchets Up to Stage 4 Loadshedding

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  • South africa’s state owned energy utility, Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding starting at 09:00 this morning which will continue until 05:00 on Friday.
  • Thereafter loadshedding will be lowered to Stage 2 until 05:00 on Monday morning.

Explains that overnight a unit each at Kendal, Duvha, Camden and Kusile power stations tripped. “Since then, the state owned energy utiltiy has returned four units to service, however, these units still need to ramp up to full output, which necessitates a high usage of emergency generation reserves today, ” the utility explained. Eskom added that this is the fourth day of extremely high diesel usage and the emergency reserves are being depleted faster than can be replenished.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Eskom


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