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Eskom warns: Prepare for loadshedding this week

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The power utility said eight generation units would be unavailable this week.

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Cape Town – Eskom said on Sunday that the week ahead will most likely see more loadshedding.

The power utility said in a statement that it wished to inform the public that the power system will be severely constrained this coming week due to the unavailability of eight generation units.

This is due to breakdowns and delays in Eskom’s maintenance programme.

While some of the units will be returned to service this evening and tomorrow, the system is expected to remain severely constrained for the rest of the week

“The return to service of a generation unit each at the Duvha and Medupi power stations has been delayed. Generation units at Tutuka, Majuba, Komati, Kendal, and tow units at Hendrina have been shut down.”

The utility further said that any further deterioration in the already volatile and old systems may tip the country into more load-shedding.

The company is calling on South Africans to reduce their electricity usage especially next week.

On Thursday, Eskom began implementing Stage 2 load-shedding for 14 hours due to the delay to return to service of two generation units at Duvha and Tutuka power stations.