South Africa: Blackouts Continue This Week Pivoting Between Stage 3 and 4

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  • South Africa’s state own energy utility, Eskom, will continue to impliment blackouts this week pivoting between Stage 3 and 4.
  • Stage 4  loadshedding will continue to be implemented at 16:00 – 05:00 daily, while Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented at 05:00 – 16:00 daily until further notice.
  • Link to Eskom’s generation data portal here 

Over the past 24 hours two generating units at Arnot and one at Kendal power stations suffered breakdowns and were taken offline for repairs. The return to service of a generating unit each at Lethabo and Hendrina power stations were delayed.

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A generating unit each at Grootvlei and Kriel power stations were returned to service during the period.

Breakdowns currently amount to 16 920MW of generating capacity while 5 759MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Eskom


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