Eskom warns that loadshedding may still occur

Eskom warned on Tuesday morning that loadshedding may implemented on short notice.

“While no loadshedding has been implemented at this stage, Eskom requests the public to reduce the usage of electricity as the power system is severely constrained,” Eskom said in a statement.

“Loadshedding may be required at short notice should any further generation breakdowns occur, or should some of the generating units not return to service as expected.”

The country was plunged into Stage 4 last week Wednesday following breakdowns at their Kusile, Matimba and Arnot stations.

This was after Stage 2 loadshedding had been implemented over the weekend in order to build up emergency energy reserves.

“Total breakdowns currently amount to 15,852MW while planned maintenance is 4,036MW of capacity.

“Eskom would like to remind customers and the public that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort to maintain the stability of the power system.

“We would like again to apologise for the inconvenience caused to the people of South Africa by the constraints. Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly and will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the system.”

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