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Eskom implements stage 2 power cuts for the weekend

Eskom wants you to know that due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 4 pm until 12 am, over the weekend.

Stage 2 load shedding

The dark lords of Megawatt Park say it will promptly communicate any further significant changes.

Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the power utility is battling to keep the lights on.

“The capacity constraints have been exacerbated by the delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Koeberg, Kusile, and Tutuka power stations, as well as the unplanned breakdowns of a generation unit each at Camden and Medupi, two at Hendrina, and four units at Arnot power stations.”

“Some generation units are anticipated to return to service over the next few days. We currently have 3 571MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 624MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” Mantshantsha said in a statement.

Mantshantsha says the deliberate power cuts will also assist in recovering emergency generation reserves, which have been utilized extensively to meet demand over the last few days.

“Eskom would like to remind the public that load shedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We, therefore, urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system.”

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