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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

Load shedding to be reduced on Thursday – schedules here

Eskom said load shedding will be reduced on Thursday. However, power cuts will continue until Saturday at the very least.

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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

Eskom announced that load shedding will be reduced to Stage 3 early on Thursday, 6 October, after a number of generating units returned to service after Tuesday evening’s breakdowns.

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STAGE 3 LOAD SHEDDING ON THURSDAY

Stage 4 load shedding will remain in place for the rest of Wednesday until 5:00 on Thursday. The power cuts will remain at that level until 5:00 on Saturday, 8 October.

“The continued load shedding is necessary due to the shortage of generation capacity as a result of persistently high levels of breakdowns, and to further replenish the emergency generation reserves,” said Eskom.

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A generation unit each at Arnot, Kriel, Lethabo, Matla and two units at Camden Power Station returned to service since Tuesday night.

Three generation units – one each at Hendrina, Kendal and Majuba – were taken offline for repairs and there is a delay in returning a unit each at Kendal, Komati and Tutuka Power Stations to service.

As things stand, 6647MW of capacity is unavailable due to planned maintenance and a further 14 692MW is offline due to breakdowns.

Eskom will publish another update on the load shedding forecast on Friday afternoon or sooner if there are any major changes to the country’s power system.

Schedules can be found via the following links:

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