Eskom implements Stage 2 loadshedding

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National power producer, Eskom has confirmed that Stage 2 loadshedding is currently in place since 9 PM on Saturday, October 23, until 5 AM on Monday (October 25) in order to replenish emergency generation reserves for the week ahead.

Eskom announced the extension of loadshedding after losing several of its units to breakdowns at Tutuka power station.

The utility is experiencing a depletion of emergency generation reserves due to breakdowns at Komati, Hendrina amongst other power stations.

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While some units have been returned to service, it has prompted Eskom to use emergency reserves to supplement supply during the week.

“Whilst still recovering four units at Tutuka, which had experienced conveyor belt failures, the fleet suffered a cluster of boiler tube leaks within a short period of time. The return of a generating unit at Majuba power station…provided some relief. However, this was insufficient to curb the extensive use of emergency reserves,” the power utility said.

Eskom has apologized for the inconveniences caused by loadshedding.

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