Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding from 16:00 on Friday afternoon until 24:00 on both Saturday and Sunday this WEEKEND.
STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING WILL START AT 16:00 ON FRIDAY
Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said this is due to the continued shortage of generation capacity.
“The capacity constraints are exacerbated in the delay in returning a generation unit to service each Arnot, Koeberg and Kusile Power stations. This includes the unplanned breakdowns of a generation unit each at Camden, Grootvlei, Lethabo, Majuba, Medupi and two units at Hendrina power stations.”
“Eskom will communicate any further significant changes.”
The power utility currently has 3 571MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 040MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
“Eskom would like to remind the public that load shedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We, therefore, urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, especially during these uncertain times on the power system.”
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For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
This comes days after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis last week.
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Eskom will be recruiting former senior plant managers and engineers due to the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.
ESKOM WILL BE RECRUITING SOON
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the country’s energy crisis last week.
He said one of the challenges that Eskom has faced was the shortage of skilled personnel and engineers.
“The utility is now recruiting skilled personnel, including former senior Eskom plant managers and engineers from the private sector.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa
He furthermore urged South Africans to invest in rooftop solar with NEW rules and a pricing structure.
RAMAPHOSA URGED SOUTH AFRICANS TO GET ROOFTOP SOLAR
President Cyril Ramaphosa said they intend to enable businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar to generate electricity.
He said South Africa has a great abundance of sun that should be used to generate electricity.
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“There is significant potential for households and businesses to install rooftop solar and connect this power to the grid.
“To incentivise greater uptake of rooftop solar, Eskom will develop rules and a pricing structure – known as a feed-in tariff – for all commercial and residential installations on its network.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa
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