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File picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)

Stage 2 load shedding until 5am on Monday

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Jan 5, 2020

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Cape Town - Stage 2 load shedding would continue from 8am on Sunday to 5am on Monday morning, as the system remains constrained and vulnerable, Eskom said.

"The conveyor belt failure at Medupi power station has since been repaired and the plant is feeding power into the grid. This incident, however, as well as a loss of additional generation units caused us to have to deplete our diesel and pump storage levels, which we need to restore as we head into the working week on Monday," the power utility said.

"Our teams continue to work tirelessly to return units back from planned and unplanned outages. Owing to inadequate maintenance over a number of years, the system remains vulnerable to unplanned outages. We remind customers that load shedding is an essential and controlled measure to ensure that the integrity of the grid is not compromised."

Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding on Saturday night.

African News Agency (ANA)

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