Eskom has introduced that load shedding will proceed to be applied at Stage 5 till Saturday morning.
Thereafter, Levels 4 and three will likely be applied till 05:00 on Monday.
The struggling energy utility warned that capability constraints will persist all through subsequent week, with present indications that Stage 3 load shedding will likely be applied for many of the week.
The weekend energy cuts will likely be used to replenish pumped storage dam ranges, which have been utilised extensively over the previous week.
Eskom says it’s at the moment experiencing constraints from its diesel suppliers, “affecting the supply of bulk diesel to the Ankerlig and Gourikwa Open Cycle Gasoline Generators, which have a mixed capability of two 000MW. Ought to this uncertainty of diesel provides persist, increased phases of loadshedding could also be required.”
Since Thursday a technology unit every at Camden, Kriel, Majuba and Matla energy stations have been taken offline for repairs.
A producing unit at Hendrina and two at Kusile energy stations have been returned to service.