Eskom blames cold weather as it announces Stage 4 loadshedding for Thursday

2020-09-02 11:52:00 PM

Eskom has announced more Stage 4 loadshedding for Thursday, blaming the cold weather being experienced around the country and persistent generation constraints.

Eskom has announced more Stage 4 loadshedding for Thursday, blaming the cold weather being experienced around the country and persistent generation constraints.

Eskom has announced more Stage 4 loadshedding for Thursday, blaming the cold weather being experienced around the country and persistent generation constraints.

On Wednesday, there was more loadshedding and after 3pm, this was stepped up two notches, to Stage 4 loadshedding.In a statement on Wednesday, the power utility said Stage 4 loadshedding on Thursday would commence from 8am until 10pm.“Eskom would like to confirm that due to the continuing severe generation supplies constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns as well as the additional demand as a result of the cold weather, Stage 4 loadshedding will resume at 8am until 10pm on Thursday.

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South Africans were welcomed into September with the news of Stage 2 loadshedding on Tuesday morning.Embattled power utility Eskom on Wednesday night confirmed that the stage 4 rotational power cuts would continue on Thursday from 8am to 10pm due to"continuing severe generation supply constraints".Email Share Cape Town - Embattled power utility Eskom said in a statement that it would implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12pm to 10pm on Tuesday..

On Wednesday, there was more loadshedding and after 3pm, this was stepped up two notches, to Stage 4 loadshedding. In a statement on Wednesday, the power utility said Stage 4 loadshedding on Thursday would commence from 8am until 10pm. Eskom said the constrained power supply was due to"multiple unit breakdowns" and extra demand"as a result of the cold weather". “Eskom would like to confirm that due to the continuing severe generation supplies constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns as well as the additional demand as a result of the cold weather, Stage 4 loadshedding will resume at 8am until 10pm on Thursday. “A generation each at Arnot, Medupi, Lethabo, Matla power stations, while two units each at Majuba, Camden and Tutuka power stations also broken down. “Loadshedding will persist throughout the week as Eskom teams work around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible,” read the statement from the power utility. Residents at the City of Johannesburg were left hampered, experiencing upto an additional hour of loadshedding after it was upgraded to Stage 4.

Areas such as Randburg, Bryanston and Fourways, had their loadshedding prolonged for over an hour.“ The power utility warned that any further deterioration in the generation performance may lead to an escalation of rolling blackouts at short notice. The reasons for the delayed return of power were not disclosed, but some residents in the Bryanston area were again left further frustrated, when their area suffered a power outage about an hour after power was restored. #Bryanston , We are aware of power outage affecting parts of Bryanston & surround. We have sent out a team to investigate & work on fault.“ IOL. No ETR available as yet & we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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