JOHANNESBURG - Load shedding has been downgraded from stage 5 to stage 3 as Eskom generating capacity recovers marginally.
Emergency reserves have been replenished after the return of 5 units to service.
Stage 3 load shedding will be in effect until 4pm on Tuesday afternoon when power cuts will then be increased to stage 4 overnight.
Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena said the power utility would be alternating between stage 3 and 4 indefinitely.
“Unplanned outages have reduced to 14,579MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance is at 7,316MW.”