Eskom Announces Stage 4 Load-Shedding Due to Power Generation Constraints

Eskom has announced that due to power generation capacity constraints, Stage 4 load-shedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Thursday, 27 April 2023, with varying stages of load-shedding to follow. The power utility currently has 5,065MW of generation capacity offline for planned maintenance, with a further 16,283MW unavailable due to breakdowns. While a unit was returned to service at Kriel Power Station, a generation unit each at the Camden and Duvha power stations was taken offline for repairs over the recent 24-hour period. Moreover,

Eskom is facing delays in returning other units to service, contributing to the current capacity constraints. The utility is working around the clock to restore generating units to service as quickly as possible. Eskom urges South Africans to continue decreasing electricity consumption to reduce load-shedding incidents.

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Eskom’s got your back, working hard to keep the lights on! Stay informed and plan your week accordingly with this updated load shedding schedule. And remember, we’re all in this together!

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