Stage 4 load shedding to last until Friday - Eskom
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Cape Town - Power utility company, Eskom has announced, that due to loss of generating capacity following the tripping of Koeberg Unit 1, Stage 4 load shedding will continue until Friday.
"We are currently utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply," said Eskom in a statement released on Wednesday. "Some generation units are expected to return to service this evening, which will help ease the supply constraints and reduce the stage of load shedding."
"As the ageing fleet is currently constrained, unpredictable and vulnerable, we advise South Africans that the stage of load shedding may change at short notice should there be any unexpected change in the generation performance. Demand has also risen incrementally since January."
The power utility has once again urged citizens to use electricity sparingly.
These include shorter morning showers during peak hours, thawing food for dinners from the morning in the fridge (rather than defrosting in a microwave oven), setting air-conditioners at a constant 23ºC and switching off geysers over peak periods.
Eskom said consumers could check their load shedding schedules on its website for amendments.