NATIONAL NEWS - While no load shedding is expected on Friday, Eskom has requested the public to reduce the usage of electricity as the power system is currently constrained, The Citizen reports.
“Two generation units were forced to shut down over the past 24 hours, adding to those currently on breakdown and on planned maintenance. Breakdowns amount to 10 305MW of generation capacity while another 5 903MW is out on planned maintenance,” said the power utility on Thursday.
Should there be any significant increase in breakdowns, load shedding may have to be implemented at short notice, added Eskom.
“Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible. Eskom will communicate timeously should it become necessary.”