Eskom declared the continuation of Stage 4 load shedding “until further notice” on Wednesday, attributing it to “insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity.” The power utility revealed that four of its power generation units failed to resume operation despite earlier expectations, as reported by Eyewitness News.
Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa had previously indicated anticipation of some units returning to service on Monday. However, Eskom’s latest announcement contradicts this, underscoring the persistent challenges faced by the power provider.
Ramokgopa acknowledged that the preceding two weeks marked one of the worst periods for Eskom in recent times. Despite ongoing efforts, the power utility’s struggle with power generation issues remains a significant concern.
Eskom reassured the public of its commitment to closely monitor the national power grid and pledged to communicate any notable changes promptly. The indefinite extension of Stage 4 load shedding reflects the severity of the challenges confronting Eskom in maintaining a stable and reliable power supply.
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