Eskom reports 23389 MW coal generation capacity out of service

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  • Due to further setbacks resulting in the shutdown of six generating units, as well as the delay in returning three generating units to service, Eskom reports that Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented at 16:00 on Friday afternoon. 
  • This will be followed by Stage 3 loadshedding from 05:00 on Saturday until 16:00 when Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented.  T
  • his pattern of Stage 3 loadshedding from 05:00 to 16:00 and Stage 4 loadshedding from 16:00 to 05:00 will continue until Sunday when Eskom will share a further update for the week ahead.

Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate any changes should it be required.

Unplanned outages are currently at 15 561MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 7 828MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams are working tirelessly to ensure that 1 960MW of generating capacity is returned to service by Monday evening.

Author: Bryan Groenedaal


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