Stage 2 load-shedding continues on Friday

Eskom said it would continue using diesel for their open gas turbines and water at pumped storage schemes to supplement capacity.
Eskom said it would continue using diesel for their open gas turbines and water at pumped storage schemes to supplement capacity.
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Stage 2 load-shedding is being implemented from 9am to 11pm on Friday, Eskom said.

“Load-shedding will be required all day to cater for further trips and to create capacity to replenish water reserves for our pumped storage schemes,” the embattled utility said in a statement.

Eskom said it would continue using diesel for their open gas turbines and water at pumped storage schemes to supplement capacity.

It was still unclear whether there would be load-shedding over the weekend, but Eskom  said that the generating plants performed at low levels of reliability.

“Any unexpected shift, such as an increase in unplanned breakdowns, could result in a change in load-shedding stage at short notice.

“We will keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts throughout this period.”


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