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Eskom urges the public to reduce electricity usage as the generation system remains constrained
Wednesday, 08 July 2020: Eskom requests the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system is still severely constrained. This morning one generation unit each at the Kendal and Tutuka power stations tripped, adding to the Tutuka unit that tripped yesterday evening.
 
Eskom teams are hard at work trying to return these units to service.
 
While the Medupi unit that tripped yesterday evening has been successfully returned to service today, the power generation system remains constrained.
Any additional breakdowns will compromise Eskom’s ability to supply the country through the peak demand period of 17:00 – 21:00. This constrained supply situation may persist through the weekend.
 
We urge the public’s co-operation in managing demand in order to help us supply the country’s demand through the peak periods.
 
ENDS