Eskom has warned of a high probability of load shedding at short notice on Thursday, saying the power system is still very severely constrained.
“Eskom would like to inform the public that it continues to experience severe supply constraints as the shortage of generation capacity still persists, caused by breakdowns in generation units and delays in others returning to service.
“While no load shedding is anticipated at this point, Eskom could be forced to implement Stage 1 or Stage 2 load shedding at short notice should any further breakdowns occur. This is most likely to occur between 17:00 and 22:00 in the evening,” the utility said in a statement.
The power system is still severely constrained, with a high probability of loadshedding. Eskom requests the public to reduce the usage of electricity@News24 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SowetanLIVE pic.twitter.com/fdtfs5KDix
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) May 27, 2021
The power utility appealed to the public to “help the country get through these constraints by reducing the usage of electricity”.
Breakdowns are currently totalling 14 711MW of capacity, while another 2 220MW is unavailable due to planned maintenance.
“Eskom teams are currently working tirelessly to return generators to service,” said the utility, adding that it will continue to communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the system.
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