Eskom update: Blackouts reduced to stage 3 and 4

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  • Eskom reports that the implementation of Stage 6 loadshedding over the past few days has allowed the replenishment of the emergency reserves at our pumped storage and Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) power stations.
  • Due to this improvement, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 4 from 12:00 midday until 05:00 on Monday. 

Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday, followed by Stage 4 loadshedding from 16:00 until 05:00 on Tuesday. This pattern of implementing Stage 3 loadshedding in the morning and Stage 4 loadshedding in the evening will be repeated daily until Thursday.

Unplanned outages are currently at 15 386MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 617MW. Approximately 2 500MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Tuesday evening.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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