Eskom Announces Stage 4 Loadshedding

Loadshedding persists with Eskom now announcing that Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented. With breakdowns which continue, loadshedding does not seem to be leaving us soon.


Eskom has now announced that Stage 4 loadshedding will be kicked into gear. The utility company released a statement with the latest updates.

Eskom posted the following:

Regretfully Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 on Wednesday until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will continue as previously communicated until 05:00 on Saturday.

Cape Town residents will have stage 3 loadshedding from 2PM until 10PM.

This is due to a shortage of generation capacity, said Eskom.

Eskom's statement continued to explain that a Unit each at Medupi, Kusile and Matla power stations tripped with further oower stations being forced to shut down which "constrained the power system further requiring extensive use of emergency reserves and therefore, hampering the recovery of these reserves".

They did however say that some generating units started working again with a further two units expected to return during the day and in the next 48 hours.

 Eskom has said that loadshedding is implemented as a last resort and that Stage 4 is not a cause for alarm "as the power system remains to be effectively controlled".

Eskom would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the implementation of loadshedding and requests the public to reduce the usage of electricity in order to help us through the constraints.


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