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Eskom cites several plants losing generating capacity as the reason for the latest bout of loadshedding, which lasts until Tuesday evening.
The latest stage 2 loadshedding is planned from 21:00 tonight until 05:00 tomorrow morning, but could be expected as system is vulnerable.
The power utility is implementing load reduction in areas prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism.
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The power utility aims to go a third day in a row without loadshedding.
The power utility has offered South Africans a slight reprieve.
Eskom faces a double edged sword where demand must be met and maintenance must be done, but the situation requires assistance.
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Eskom has replenished diesel and water reserves but the grid remains vulnerable to unexpected breakdowns.
A number of generating units were lost at the weekend and Eskom has warned of an increased risk of loadshedding as a result.
The power grid looks stable and loadshedding isn’t on the cards, for now at least.
While the Medupi Unit 1 was successfully synchronised with the grid it will be another six to nine months before it’s fully operational.
According to an Eskom board member we have a choice – prosper, or have power.
A number of systems remain offline but at least City Power customers can now purchase pre-paid electricity.