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Eskom announces stage two load-shedding until Sunday evening

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Eskom has announced stage two loadshedding due to delays in restoring failed generation units and blackouts, which is set to last until Sunday evening.

On Wednesday, 9 June 2021, Eskom announced that stage two load-shedding will be implemented from as early as 10:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, 13 June 2021. This is due to continued delays in the returning of generation units to service at the Kusile, Tutuka, Duvha, Kendal and the Koeberg power stations. Eskom noted that these constraints have been exacerbated by a high winter demand due to the recent cold weather.

In a brief statement, Eskom noted, “The emergency generation reserves have been used extensively in the past few days to avoid load- shedding in the day. This has resulted in the depletion and reduced capacity availability. It is now necessary to implement load-shedding continuously in order to replenish emergency reserves.” Eskom has extended apologies to the nation for the inconvenience caused.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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