Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Saturday morning and reduce to Stage 3 throughout the weekend.

Thursday, 29 September 2022: Diesel deliveries have started at PetroSA’s facility in Mossel Bay, with the vessel having berthed this morning. Transferring the fuel to the Gourikwa and Ankerlig Open Cycle Gas Turbine stations will take place throughout the weekend to replenish by Monday. Eskom will also use the weekend to replenish the dam levels at the pumped storage schemes, which have been utilised extensively to complement generation capacity.

It is anticipated the first unit of the Camden Power Station will return to service during the weekend, with the remaining returning over the course of the following ten days.

This requires the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding to be maintained until 05:00 on Saturday. Loadshedding will then be reduced to Stage 3 until 05:00 on Monday. Eskom will publish a further update on Sunday afternoon, or as soon as there are any significant changes.

In addition to all the eight Camden Power Station units that were taken offline due to de-mineralised water contamination last night as a result of the incorrect valve being opened, a generating unit at Kriel Power Station was also taken offline for repairs.

We currently have 5 206MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 862MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom apologises for the continued and unfortunate loadshedding, which is implemented only as a last resort in view of the shortage of generation capacity and the need to attend to breakdowns.


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