Eskom has confirmed that the stage 4 loadshedding which was implemented on Tuesday will continue until 5 am on Friday morning.
According to the power utility, it will continue to adjust the stage of loadshedding depending on the level of breakdowns as loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid.
“A generation unit each at the Tutuka and Majuba power stations tripped this morning, adding to the failures of a unit each that had tripped at Tutuka, Camden, Matla and two units at Majuba yesterday.
“Since Monday a unit each at Hendrina, Medupi, Tutuka, Arnot and two at Camden power stations have been returned to service. We, therefore, request the public to continue using electricity sparingly, as we strive to return units to service,” Eskom said.
Eskom further indicated that they currently have 5 124MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 519MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned breakdowns.
Stage 4 loadshedding will remain in force until 05:00 on Friday as Eskom works on returning units to service pic.twitter.com/bLot1ZHo4P
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) April 19, 2022