Load shedding will continue to be implemented at Stage 5, with the possibility of reducing one stage by Thursday, Eskom said in a statement.
“Since yesterday afternoon four generation units at four power stations were taken offline for emergency repairs. These are a generating unit each at Arnot, Lethabo, Kendal and Majuba power stations,” the power utility said.
Seven units returned to service at Camden, Kendal, Kriel, Kusile, Lethabo and Majuba power stations.
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While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, Esko said it is necessary to continue at stage 5 load shedding to limit the use of the emergency generation reserves. “The emergency generation reserves are severely constrained by extensive utilisation to supplement generation capacity,” it said.
“We currently have 4,098MW on planned maintenance, while another 17,121MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” Eskom said.
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