Eskom has announced that rotational blackouts will continue until five o’clock on Saturday morning. The power utility implemented Stage 2 rolling blackouts (loadshedding) at five o’clock on Monday evening.
Further to the earlier statement, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented continuously
from 17:00 this afternoon to 05:00 on Wednesday pic.twitter.com/Z8OsN5Q60w
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 7, 2022
Mantshantsha says they will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system.
“Since this morning, a unit each at the Matla, Kendal, Matimba, Kusile and Grootvlei power stations tripped, while a unit each at Arnot and Hendrina power stations were forced shut down. This, in addition to other units that had tripped during the weekend, reduced available generation capacity, forcing Eskom to rely heavily on emergency generation reserves to keep the lights on.”
“While we expect some generation units to return to service over the next 24 hours, Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help us limit the impact of backouts by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items,” adds Mantshantsha.
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