Power utility Eskom says that, as a result of lower weekend demand and the return to service of some generating units, Stage 3 and 4 loadshedding will be implemented this weekend.
Since yesterday morning, a generating unit each at Hendrina, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations have returned to service.
Over the past 24 hours a generation unit each at Camden, Kendal, Majuba, and two generating units at Duvha power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns. Furthermore, the delay in returning units to service at Arnot, Camden, Hendrina, Kendal and Matla power stations continue to add to the current capacity constraints.
Breakdowns are currently at 17 245 MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 4 468 MW.