Load-shedding reduced to stage 1
Eskom reduced load-shedding to stage 1 from noon on Saturday owing to an improvement in generating capacity with Koeberg Unit 1 coming back on stream.
Stage 1 load-shedding will continue until 11pm on Saturday.
“Due to improvement in the generation system performance, coupled with low weekend demand, Eskom will implement Stage 1 load-shedding from 12:00 until 23:00. This is a reduction from Stage 2 load-shedding, which started at 07:00,” the electricity provider said.
It added that Koeberg Unit 1 had been safely synchronised onto the grid, which had helped increase generation capacity and to ease the scale of load-shedding.
The power utility did not say whether load-shedding would resume on Sunday.
It switched from stage 4 to stage 3 load-shedding on Friday afternoon.
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