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Eskom moves from stage two to stage four load-shedding in one day

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Eskom has moved from stage two loadshedding to stage four, as a result of further breakdowns at the Medupi and Duvha power station.

Just a few hours after Eskom announced the implementation of stage two load-shedding on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, it announced the move to stage four from 14:00. Eskom has informed the public that the reason for the jump is the sudden breakdown of three more power stations; one at Medupi and two more at Duvha. The power stations have been overwhelmed by the high winter demand of the day as temperatures decline.

Eskom stated, “This is in order to retain the remaining emergency generation reserves, which have been depleted. These emergency reserves are meant for emergencies to maintain stability of the national grid. Stage two will again be implemented as previously communicated.”

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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