South Africa energy crisis update: Stage 4 blackouts until the weekend

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  • Due to the increasing demand combined with insufficient generating capacity and the need to manage the emergency reserves, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. 

Unplanned outages slightly increased from 15 386 MW to 15 424MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance increased from 5 617 MW to 6 280MW. Eskom’s load forecast for the evening peak demand is 28 123MW.

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In the last 24 hours, 500MW of generating capacity was taken offline whilst in the same period 600MW were returned to service. Approximately 1 300MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Tuesday evening.

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