On Wednesday Eskom said the probability of load shedding remains high this week. The power utility said the system was seriously constrained following unplanned breakdowns and poor maintenance which had left the grid vulnerable.
The cash-strapped state-owned enterprise is presently utilizing diesel and pumped water storage after the breakdown of power generation units over the weekend.
Representative Dikatso Mothae said some of the units were back online, they were not creating enough power to fulfill the present need.
Mothae said the utility couldn’t ensure that there would not be load shedding.
“We haven’t done adequate maintenance on our coal fire power station over an extended period and as a result of this, that’s why we’re seeing it as vulnerable as it is and that it is not performing optimally the way it’s supposed to be.”