“These are a unit at Hendrina and two generation units at Arnot, Duvha, Majuba and Tutuka power stations,” said Eskom.
The beleaguered parastatal added that the lower demand for electricity over the weekend would assist in replenishing emergency reserves.
The power supplier cautioned that even with the return of the nine generation units, the power system remains “severely constrained and volatile” and it expects to continue to rely on its energy reserves to meet the nation’s demands next week.
In a statement, Eskom said it will implement load reduction in the evening peak hours.
This, to avoid overloading its network and damage to its infrastructure in high-density areas that are prone to network overloading.
AREAS AFFECTED IN FREE STATE:
AREAS AFFECTED IN NORTHERN CAPE:
Rustfontein in Wyk 8, 9 and 10
Eskom said residents should not log a fault during the load reduction periods and should treat all installations as live and dangerous.