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Eskom announces Stage 5 rolling blackouts across SA from 10am on Saturday until 5am on Monday

Eskom announces Stage 5 rolling blackouts across SA from 10am on Saturday until 5am on Monday


Escom has announced the implementation of stage five load shedding from ten o’clock this morning this will be until five am on monday the power utility says this is due to a breakdown of five generating units each overnight at cosile anwar and camden as well as two units at the duwa power station it has warned that should.

There be any further breakdowns higher stages of load shedding may be implemented at short notice s-com is expected to brief the media tomorrow on the outlook of load shedding stages for the week ahead regretfully the breakdown of five generation units overnight and this morning with a combined capacity of 2400.

Megawatts has necessitated the escalation of load trading to stage 5 from 10 o’clock this morning this load shedding will be implemented until 5 am on monday should any further breakdowns okay higher stages of load shedding may be implemented at short notice on sunday and through a media briefing.

Scom will provide the outlook for the load shedding stages for the week ahead as these teams are working around the clock to return units to service a unit each at kuseler arnott and camden power stations as well as two units at duva tripped while some generation units are.

Anticipated to return to service it is necessary to escalate the load shedding to stop the use of emergency generation reserves and to begin the replenishment thereof ahead of the week the emergency generation reserves have been depleted by extensive utilization to limit the amount of load trading over the past two weeks.

Escom apologizes for the continued and unfortunate load trading which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns and carry out maintenance to retain units currently there’s seven thousand.

Megawatts on planned maintenance while another sixteen thousand six hundred megawatts of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns