The utility says this will help to alleviate the pressure on the power grid. Eskom has extended load shedding, which was supposed to come to an end yesterday, until Wednesday morning
The power utility took this decision due to a lack of generating capacity.
Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the power utility suffered breakdowns at five power stations.
Stage 2 load shedding continues
Eskom has also announced that Stage 2 load shedding will continue. The power cuts will continue until 05h00 on Wednesday (17 March).
The power utility also said that there have been delays in restoring units to service at the Hendrina and Duvha power stations.
Stage 2 loadshedding will be extended to 05:00 on Wednesday following the loss of further
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— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) March 14, 2021