Eskom announced on Thursday afternoon that phase 6 load shedding will remain in effect until midnight on Friday.
This was necessitated due to more generating units breaking down throughout the day, as well as the continued shortage of generating capacity due to delays in the repair of generating units.
Eskom warns consumers that the system remains limited and that changes to phases may be required at short notice.
Eskom says 18,617 MW of capacity is currently unavailable due to breakdowns at substations. Furthermore, 5,807 MW is allocated to planned maintenance.
Over the past 24 hours, two generating units at Camden Power Station have been brought back into service.
During the same period, generating units each at the Duvha, Kendal, Medupi and Tutuka power stations were taken off line for repairs.
There are delays with the repair of one unit each at the Kendal, Lethabo, Medupi and Tutuka power stations.
Due to further breakdowns of generation units on Wednesday evening, Stage 6 loadshedding
will remain in force until further notice. pic.twitter.com/9fWr2iK9EE
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) April 13, 2023
“Eskom will continue to adjust the load-shedding phases depending on breakdowns of the units,” warned the power supplier.
“Alternative power is introduced as a last resort to maintain the stability of the national power system. We therefore call on people to continue to help limit the effects of load shedding by reducing their electricity consumption, especially during peak times (between 17:00 and 21:00).
“Eskom will provide a further update as soon as any significant changes occur.”
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