Eskom Loadshedding carries on through Saturday and Sunday

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On Friday afternoon Eskom announces that load shedding will be increased to level 4 - until  Saturday 6 am.

The loadshedding continued through Saturday and Sunday.

Eskom loadshedding that started on Thursday has been continuing at varying levels since then.

It was announced by Eskom on Saturday that the loadshedding level will drop to stage 1 on Saturday evening at 11pm.

Loadshedding will then raise to level 2 at 9am until 11pm on Sunday.

  

On Thursday Eskom warned South Africans to brace for another bout of load shedding on Thursday evening from 4pm to 11pm.

This was announced by Eskom in a brief tweet, which explained that this was due to a "shortage in capacity". This was then updated on Friday afternoon when they announced that the level would be increased to Level 4 loadshedding at 2pm on Friday afternoon.

The parastatal later released a statement where it said: "Eskom would like to inform South Africans and all its customers that the electricity system is severely constrained. In the power alert issued earlier this morning Eskom informed that unplanned breakdowns were at 12 300MW, and that there was a probability of load shedding at short notice if unexpected shifts, such as additional unplanned breakdowns, were experienced.

"We have experienced a loss of additional generation. As a result, it has become necessary to implement Stage 2 rotational load shedding from 4pm until 11pm in order to protect the power system from a total collapse.

Eskom further said that: "The severe supply constraint being experienced has come about due to high levels of unplanned breakdowns that have exceeded the 10 500MW limit.

"We unreservedly apologise to South Africans for the negative impact this may have on them and want to assure the nation that we continue to work tirelessly to ensure security of energy supply."

The latest announcement comes days after the embattled entity assured citizens there would be no load shedding but warned that unplanned breakdowns in its system could result in load shedding at short notice.

South Africa last experienced load shedding early last month.

 

 


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