Stage 3 load shedding to return on Tuesday afternoon

Stage 3 load shedding to return on Tuesday afternoon

Eskom has announced stage 3 load shedding from 4 pm on Tuesday until 5 am on Wednesday.


The increase in the severity of the planned power cuts is due to the loss of three generating units, with a further three units delayed in returning to service.


Stage 2 load shedding will then be in place until 4 pm daily, switching back to stage 3 until further notice.


Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena says alternating patterns aim to manage power supply challenges.


“Unplanned outages account for 15,611MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5,487MW.


“Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams continue to work diligently to ensure that additional generating capacity is recovered by bringing units on unplanned outages and planned maintenance back to service. A total of 2 190MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Thursday.”


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