Eskom suspends loadshedding

Eskom suspends loadshedding

Eskom has suspended load shedding, saying scheduled power cuts aren't expected this weekend, as well.

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 Homes and businesses have had to deal with stage 2 load shedding this week after Eskom lost several generation units to breakdowns. 

The utility had planned to move the country to stage one this morning. 

But Eskom's Sinokathi Mantshasha says they don't need to impose power cuts for now - after three generation units recovered - easing pressure on the grid.

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Three generators were returned to service at the Lethabo, Medupi and Kusile power stations while another unit at Kusile was taken offline for repairs. 

Unplanned breakdowns stand at 8 750MW of capacity, adding to the 4 500MW currently out on planned maintenance.

He says while the supply constraints have eased for the rest of the weekend, Eskom would like to remind the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and volatile.

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