South Africa to Rotate Between Stage 3 and 4 Blackouts This Week

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  • South Africa’s state owned energy utility, Eskom, has announced that there has been a delay in bringing seven generating units to service.
  • As a result, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 this afternoon until 05:00 tomorrow morning.
  • Thereafter Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00 on Friday.
  • This pattern will be repeated until Sunday morning.

The further delays in returning to service a generating unit each at Arnot, Camden, Kendal, Kriel, Matla and two units at Majuba power station has contributed to the capacity constraints.

Eskom currently has 6014MW on planned maintenance, while another 17278MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays in returning generators to service.

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Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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