As feared, Eskom will again implement a nationwide power cut from 4pm on Wednesday, with a repeat at the same time on Thursday.

The state-owned utility warned on Tuesday, as the latest load shedding began, that cuts could also be imposed on Wednesday and Thursday between 4pm and midnight due to a lack of generating capacity at the station’s aging coal-fired power plants. This is now clear.

“Generating unit breakdowns at Duvha, Kendal and Kriel Power Stations in the last 24 hours, and delays in returning units to service at Arnot, Kusile and Tutuka Power Stations are putting a severe strain on the power generation system. “, Eskom said.

“During the same period, Eskom teams brought one unit back into operation at the Arnot and Tutuka power stations. While one generating unit at Kriel, Majuba and Tutuka power stations is expected to return to service within the next 24 hours, this will still not be enough to prevent a load shedding on Thursday afternoon.” — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media

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