Power cuts reduced to stage one but extended to Saturday - Eskom

The utility said that the posibility of load shedding remained elevated due to a further loss in generation capacity.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said that load shedding would be reduced to stage one from Wednesday morning and extended until Saturday, as the national power grid remained severly constrained.

South Africa has had to put up with stage 2 power cuts since last week, which were meant to end tomorrow.

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The utility said that the possibility of load shedding remained elevated due to a further loss in generation capacity.

Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshanthsa: "During this period we have lost generation capacity at Medupi, Arnot and Komati power stations. Additionally, the return to service of four other units from the planned maintenance has been delayed, prolonging the need to continue implementing load shedding."

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