Power utility, Eskom says the rolling blackouts will be suspended from 9 pm on Sunday. This after it implemented stage 2 from Saturday night which was expected to last until 5 AM on Monday.
It says emergency generation reserves have adequately recovered and is anticipating to return to service approximately 4 100MW of generation capacity by Monday evening.
This will further ease the capacity constraints.
“Eskom is anticipating to return to service approximately 4 100MW of generation capacity by Monday evening, which will further ease the capacity constraints. At Medupi power station the coal supply has normalised and a generating unit has returned to service,” notes Eskom in a statement on Sunday.
“While the Kendal ash plant has returned to full operation, unfortunately, the station has suffered failures of two generating units. We have had further breakdowns of a unit each at Kriel, Komati and Arnot power stations, as well as a delay in returning a unit to service at Tutuka,” adds Eskom.
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 5, 2021