Load shedding continues in phase 5 on Wednesday

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Load shedding will be implemented in phase 5, with the option to reduce one phase by Thursday, Eskom said in a statement.

“Since yesterday afternoon, four generation units have been taken offline at four power stations for emergency repairs. These are each a generating unit in the Arnot, Lethabo, Kendal and Majuba power plants,” the power company said.

Seven units returned to the Camden, Kendal, Kriel, Kusile, Lethabo and Majuba power plants.

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While some generating units are expected to return to service, Esko said it is necessary to proceed with phase 5 load shedding to limit the use of the emergency generation reserves. “Emergency generation reserves are severely limited by extensive use to replenish generation capacity,” it said.

“We currently have 4,098 MW of planned maintenance, while an additional 17,121 MW of capacity is unavailable due to outages,” Eskom said.

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