Planned maintenance focus area for Eskom as stage 4 blackouts announced

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  • Eskom reports that as planned maintenance remains to be a focus area, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday.
  • This will be followed by Stage 3 loadshedding from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday.
  • This pattern will be repeated on Tuesday and thereafter, various stages of loadshedding will be implemented during the week.

Breakdowns are currently at 16 646MW of generating capacity while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 107MW. Over a period of 24 hours, no power is being imported from Cahora Bassa due to planned maintenance. This is expected to return to normal levels tomorrow morning.

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In the same period, a generating unit at Tutuka Power Station was taken offline for repairs and a generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Kriel and two generating units at Arnot power stations were returned to service. The delay in returning to service a generating unit each at Hendrina, Kendal, Matimba and Matla power stations is also contributing to the current capacity constraints.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Eskom


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