Eskom said it would to continue with severe power outages – at Stage 4 – at least through the end of the work week.
The troubled state power company said in a statement issued at 3pm on Wednesday that there was a “possibility” that the intensity of the load shedding would be reduced from Saturday morning, but made no promises.
On Wednesday morning, there were further breakdowns at the Kendal and Majuba power stations due to leaking boiler pipes.
“Outages over the past few days to three generating units at Kendall and Tootuka power stations, and a delayed unit return at Camden power station, continue to contribute to capacity constraints.”
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Scheduled maintenance is also carried out at Arnot, Kriel, Matimba, Matla and Camden power stations.
100 outages are marked on Wednesdaythousand the day in 2022 when Eskom cut off power through load shedding, with 108 days left in the year.
“Eskom teams are working around the clock to bring the units back into service, but due to a shortage of generating capacity and the need for unscheduled maintenance to bring the units back into service, we unfortunately have to implement load shedding,” the utility said. – © 2022 NewsCentral Media