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Eskom extends load shedding until Saturday

Further delays in returning other units to service have reportedly exacerbated the capacity constraints.
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Eskom said it was extending scheduled power cuts until Saturday because of a shortage of generation capacity.

Read: Eskom in dire straits: Maintenance lags as utility overspends on emergency diesel

Eskom regularly enforces outages over faults at its coal-fired power stations that hold back economic growth in Africa’s most industrialised nation.

In a statement, Eskom said it would cut up to 2 000 megawatts from the national grid in what it calls “Stage 2 load shedding”, from 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday until 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday.

“While Eskom teams have successfully returned a unit each at the Kusile, Matimba and Arnot power stations during the early hours of this morning, further delays in returning other units to service have exacerbated the capacity constraints,” the company said in Tuesday’s statement.

On Sunday it had warned of power cuts planned for the nights of Monday and Tuesday.

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Yet we “export” power for next to nothing??????

Hahahaah

Zimboland we greet you in Ubunthu!!

Eskom and the ANC are synonymous they both suffer from intellectual deficiencies

Those who can afford it will make other plans to be less dependent on Eskom. Until the majority of remaining “consumers” are those with illegal connections.

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