Eskom has announced that load shedding will continue again from 8:00 am tomorrow, Friday August,13.
Despite having successfully returned four generation units to service, the company want to continue with load shedding to preserve the emergency generation reserves.
“Breakdowns this week have removed more than 13 500MW of capacity from the system, while planned maintenance stands at 5 000MW of infrastructure,” said the company. “Eskom is working hard to return as many of these generation units to service.”
“The generating plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, any unexpected shift such as an increase in unplanned breakdowns could result in a change in the load shedding stage at short notice.”
As a result of this vulnerability, the public are urged to help reduce stress on the grid by reducing electricity usage.
“Eskom wishes to assure the public that implementing load shedding is the last resort, in order to protect the national grid.”