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Stage 3 loadshedding on cards – so it’ll be lights out again due to loss of generating capacity

Loadshedding is expected to stay for the rest of the week, heading up to Stage 3 and tomorrow, as power utility Eskom suffers further loss of generating capacity.

Loadshedding is expected to stay for the rest of the week, heading up to Stage 3 and tomorrow, as power utility Eskom suffers further loss of generating capacity.

Published May 15, 2022

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CAPE TOWN – Loadshedding is expected to stay for the rest of the week, heading up to Stage 3 on Monday and Tuesday, as power utility Eskom suffers further loss of generating capacity.

Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 5pm until 10pm on Sunday.

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On Monday and Tuesday, at the same times, loadshedding will be implemented at Stage 3.

Thereafter loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 2 for the rest of the week.

Eskom says it will continue to closely monitor the system, and adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary.

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“Since yesterday evening (Saturday), breakdowns occurred on a unit each at Tutuka, Camden and Majuba power stations.

“A generating unit each at Hendrina and Majuba power stations returned to service today.

“We currently have 2 094MW on planned maintenance, while another 17 640MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

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“Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

“Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 and 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 and 22:00 in the evenings."

Last week, Eskom teams returned a generating unit to service at Kusile and Majuba power stations while a unit each at Camden and Kriel power stations were taken offline for repairs.

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