High risk of load shedding for Sunday night as Eskom loses capacity

High risk of load shedding for Sunday night as Eskom loses capacity

Eskom has issued a statement that the risk of load-shedding for Sunday night remains high after 7the power utility suffered a number of unplanned outages.

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“The system is currently constrained, unpredictable and vulnerable. We are replenishing the emergency reserves in order to be in a better position to meet demand for the coming week, but there is still a high likelihood that load-shedding may be implemented today should there be further unexpected changes in the generation system performance,” the power utility said in a statement.
“In this regard, the co-operation of every South African in managing electricity consumption with care goes a long way in helping us minimise the likelihood of load-shedding,” it added.

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Briefly.co.za learned that on Saturday, South Africa narrowly avoided load-shedding after Eskom managed to recover some of the 7 faulty generation units which tripped on Friday.

South Africa has not had load-shedding since February 22.

“Unplanned breakdowns or outages were at 12,077MW as at 11:30 this morning and planned maintenance outages are at 4,963MW,” Eskom said on Sunday.

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The power utility urged South Africans to use energy sparingly and avoid unnecessary load on the system in an attempt to stave off any load-shedding for the weekend.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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