Home » Industry News » Power & Energy Efficiency » Higher load shedding stages back

Higher load shedding stages back

State power utility Eskom has announced that load shedding will be ramped up to higher stages due to delays in the return to service of at least nine generating units.

Stage 6 load shedding commenced from 4pm on Tuesday (2 May) until 5am on Wednesday morning.

This will be followed by Stage 4 which will remain in place until 4pm.

Stage 6 will then commence again with a drop down to Stage 3 from 5am on Thursday morning.

“The delays in returning a unit to service at Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kendal, Kriel, Lethabo, Matimba, Matla and Tutuka power stations contributed to the current capacity constraints. The team is working around the clock to ensure that generating units are returned to service as soon as possible.

“We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system, as this is assisting in avoiding higher stages of load shedding,” Eskom said. –

To enquire about Cape Business News' digital marketing options please contact

Related articles

City wheeling toward energy secure future

On Thursday 4 April 2024, the Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen, delivered a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Electricity...

From the “On the Contrary” column – So begins the better news

So there I was in the far corner of the Local Pub and Grill with the Big White Dog, peacefully reading the few pages...


Renewable energy component market will be worth R468-billion by 2030 –...

By Larry Claasen SOUTH Africa’s energy crisis, along with the global move to environmental sustainability has the potential to be a big economic drive, says...


Cape Business News
Follow us on Social Media