Loadshedding To Continue

Eskom has announced that it will be implementing stage 2 load shedding again. For all the details on this round of loadshedding, read further.

South Africans have become accustomed to power cuts with Eskom announcing that loadshedding will continue tonight.

On Thursday, Eskom announced that it would be implementing stage 2 loadshedding. It is set to start at 12:00 and end on Sunday night.

Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12:00 today until 23:00 on Sunday.

Eskom says that loadshedding is needed "due to loss of generation capacity overnight" and to manage the use of the emergency reserves.

"Two generation units at the Kusile Power Station tripped due to the failure of the main coal feed conveyor belts supplying coal to the units. In addition, a unit each at the Kriel and Duvha tripped due to unforeseen breakdowns. We presently have four generation units whose return to service from planed maintenance has been delayed," explained Eskom.

The power utility company currently has 5 358 MW on planned maintenance and another 14 748 MW capacity unavailable because of unplanned maintenance, breakdowns and outage delays.

The system remains vulnerable and unpredictable, should any further breakdowns occur, the stage of loadshedding may change at short notice. 

Eskom says it will communicate timeously should there be any changes to the power system. 

South Africans are asked to use electricity sparingly in order to help limit the impact of loadshedding. 

 

 

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