Stage 6 power cuts to continue over the weekend

Eskom has said stage 6 loadshedding will continue to be implemented over the weekend in order to replenish emergency reserves and set a possible path for the reduction in stages in the coming week.

The power utility says the increase in demand for electricity due to cold has exceeded what was forecasted.

“Breakdowns are currently at 17 679MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity for planned maintenance is 3090MW. A generating unit each at Grootvlei, Hendrina, Lethabo, tutuka, two generating unitsat Amot, Matla and three generating units at Kriel power stations have been taken out of service since Sunday. A generating unit at Kendal and two generating units at Tutuka power stations have been delayed to return to service,” said Eskom.

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