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2020-09-03 07:21:00 PM

Improvement in cold weather which has led to a reduction in demand has given consumers slight reprieve from Stage 4 of loadshedding

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Improvement in cold weather which has led to a reduction in demand has given consumers slight reprieve from Stage 4 of LoadShedding | Fin24

Improvement in cold weather which has led to a reduction in demand has given consumers slight reprieve from Stage 4 of loadshedding

ShareLoad shedding will shift to Stage 3 on Friday.GettyEskom is going to scale down loadshedding to Stage 3 as improved cold weather conditions have reduced demand, but blackouts are expected to continue into the weekend.The power utility had on Wednesday upped rotational power cuts to Stage 4, plunging the country into long hours of blackouts that have affected homes and businesses which are still battling the crippling effect of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

"Eskom will reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 starting at 08:00 until 22:00 tomorrow," the company said in an update.READ |Find your load shedding scheduleThe power producer warned that its system"remains unreliable and vulnerable" - although engineers had successfully returned generation units at Tutuka, Matla, Majuba and Camden power stations.

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Eskom to reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 from Friday morning Share Load shedding will shift to Stage 3 on Friday.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.

Getty Eskom is going to scale down loadshedding to Stage 3 as improved cold weather conditions have reduced demand, but blackouts are expected to continue into the weekend. The power utility had on Wednesday upped rotational power cuts to Stage 4, plunging the country into long hours of blackouts that have affected homes and businesses which are still battling the crippling effect of the Covid-19 lockdown. The power utility says this is due to reduced demand and improved weather conditions.  "Eskom will reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 starting at 08:00 until 22:00 tomorrow," the company said in an update. "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 | Find your load shedding schedule The power producer warned that its system"remains unreliable and vulnerable" - although engineers had successfully returned generation units at Tutuka, Matla, Majuba and Camden power stations. READ: Eskom says gross debt increased to R488bn as of March Eskom maintains that the system remains unreliable and vulnerable. But two other units have subsequently suffered breakdowns, with unplanned breakdowns now at 11 185MW of capacity, adding to the 5 040MW currently out on planned maintenance, according to the company. "Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11,425MW of capacity, adding to the 4,983MW currently out on planned maintenance.

Eskom had previously said that the cuts were needed to prevent the nationwide collapse of the power system.. "We urge the people of South Africa to help reduce electricity usage in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of load-shedding. Last week, Camden power station returned online after a four-month service shutdown. *Compiled by Sibongile Khumalo .