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Load shedding likely to continue throughout the week

Eskom is likely to maintain load shedding due to insufficient capacity and extensive maintenance.

Energy experts say Eskom is likely to maintain load shedding due to insufficient capacity and maintenance. Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - The likelihood of load shedding continuing for the rest of the week remains high, especially during the evening peak hours.

For the past two days the utility has implemented stage one of rolling blackouts between 5pm and 10pm in the evening.

This is mainly due to extensive maintenance work that is being done on the generators.

Energy expert Chris Yelland says Eskom is already behind on maintenance.

"They need to work on their maintenance backlog and improving the performance of the existing generators and this is another relatively short term win. But unfortunately it may require further load shedding in order to do this maintenance to address this backlog."

Check out EWN's easy-to-use load shedding _ schedules here_.