Eskom to downgrade load-shedding to Stage 3 on Friday

2020-09-03 07:02:00 PM

Eskom to downgrade load-shedding to Stage 3 on Friday

Eskom to downgrade load-shedding to Stage 3 on Friday

Eskom will reduce load-shedding to Stage 3 from 8am until 10pm on Friday.

File: A general view of the headquarter of the embattled South African main electricity provider Eskom.Gianluigi GUERCIA / AFPJOHANNESBURG - Eskom will reduce load-shedding to Stage 3 starting at 8am until 10pm on Friday.The power utility says this is due to reduced demand and improved weather conditions.

Load-shedding will, however, continue throughout the weekend to allow Eskom to replenish its emergency generation reserves.READ:Eskom says gross debt increased to R488bn as of MarchEskom maintains that the system remains unreliable and vulnerable.

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Thursday 3 September 2020 - 6:00pm File: A general view of the headquarter of the embattled South African main electricity provider Eskom.Image: 123RF/rasslava Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding on Wednesday.Image: 123RF/rasslava Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding on Wednesday..

Gianluigi GUERCIA / AFP JOHANNESBURG - Eskom will reduce load-shedding to Stage 3 starting at 8am until 10pm on Friday. The power utility says this is due to reduced demand and improved weather conditions. The rotational power cuts are the result of 10 of its generation units at seven power stations suffering breakdowns in the past two days, said Eskom. Load-shedding will, however, continue throughout the weekend to allow Eskom to replenish its emergency generation reserves. "With the unreliable and aged generation infrastructure, together with a number of risks on running units, there is a high probability that additional stages of load-shedding may be implemented at short notice. READ: Eskom says gross debt increased to R488bn as of March Eskom maintains that the system remains unreliable and vulnerable." Affected power stations include Arnot, Medupi, Lethabo and Matla, where each of its generators broke down, while two units each at Majuba, Camden, and Tutuka power stations broke down. The country was hit by Stage 4 load-shedding this week due to cold, rainy weather and broken generator units.

. "We urge the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of load-shedding. "We urge the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of load-shedding.