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Eskom Implements Stage 3 Loadshedding Amidst Power Unit Failures

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Johannesburg, – Power utility Eskom made announcement on Tuesday that South Africans are yet again to brace for more power cuts. With the loss of multiple generating units, the utility disclosed that Stage 3 loadshedding would commence from 4pm today, continuing until the delicate hours of 5am on Wednesday. Citizens are gearing up for the recurring inconvenience as the company sets the wheels in motion to execute a strategy of alternating between Stage 2 loadshedding, which will run from 5am until 16:00, and Stage 3, taking over from 16:00 until 5am the following day.

“Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 4pm today until 5am on Wednesday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00,” Eskom stated. The utility clarified that this pattern of loadshedding will persist daily until they provide further details. Residents are urged to stay informed by referring to the loadshedding schedule provided.

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In what appears to be a race against time, Eskom has cited substantial unplanned outages, quantifying them to a staggering 15,611MW of generating capacity. The utility is also contending with out-of-service capacity due to planned maintenance amounting to 5,487MW. “Unplanned outages account for 15 611W of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5 487MW,” remarked the power provider in an official communique.

To navigate through these turbulent times, Eskom has assured the public that their station general managers and respective teams are working tirelessly. “Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams continue to work diligently to ensure that additional generating capacity is recovered by bringing units on unplanned outages, and planned maintenance back to service,” the utility pledged in its press release.

A glimmer of hope flickers on the horizon as Eskom anticipates the return of 2,190MW of generating capacity by Thursday. Yet, in the immediate future, South Africans are set to face a peak evening demand of an eye-watering 26,700MW, overshadowing the current capacity to supply the nation’s power needs.

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