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Eskom calls on SA to reduce power consumption as system under pressure

The power utility said this was due to a delay in returning to service five generation units while another two had tripped or shut down.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom on Wednesday issued a warning that its system was severely constrained.

The power utility said that this was due to a delay in the return to service of five generation units while another two had tripped or shut down.

Residents have been urged to reduce consumption so that the electricity will last the rest of the week.

Eskom spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshansta said: “The return of two generation units has been delayed. An additional unit tripped while another was shut down. Eskom’s teams are working hard to return these units to service.”

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