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Load shedding: Stage 6 possible tonight – De Ruyter


Stage 6 load shedding is a real possibility during the peak period on Tuesday night after Eskom lost 10 generating units overnight, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter announced at a hastily arranged media briefing on Tuesday morning.

With operations at several coal-fired power stations disrupted and running at reduced staff numbers due to a wild-cat strike, Eskom was hoping to return 3 400 MW of capacity by 17h00, but that is at risk due to the labour protest.

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