Eskom announces return of stage 6 blackouts

Eskom announces return of stage 6 blackouts

Eskom has announced that we will move from stage four to stage six load shedding from Wednesday afternoon until 5am on Thursday.


The power utility says this is due to several breakdowns of its generating capacity over the last 24 hours.


Interim spokesperson Daphne Mokwena says the country will move back to stage four from 5am on Thursday and then back to stage six at 4pm.


On Friday, stage four will be implemented during the day, while stage five will be implemented from 4pm.

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"Breakdowns are currently at 18 972MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 3 222MW. Over the past 24 hours, a generation unit each at Camden and Tutuka power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns.


"The delay in returning units to service at Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kendal, Kriel, Lethabo, Matimba, Matla and Tutuka power stations continues to add to the current capacity constraints. The team is working around the clock to ensure that generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.”

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