ESKOM has implemented stage 2 load-shedding from Thursday morning
The power utility cited an increase in generation unit breakdowns as the reason for implementing load-shedding
The load-shedding started at 08:00 this morning and will continue until 22:00.
Eskom says the delay of the return to service of two units at Duvha and Tutuka and the breakdowns of four units at Kriel, Tutuka, and Kendal have resulted in the need for load shedding today.
“These units removed more than 2 000MW of capacity from the system. Eskom is working hard to return as many of these generation units to service.
“The generating plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, any unexpected shift such as an increase in unplanned breakdowns could result in a change in the load-shedding stage at short notice.”
The power utility warned of a high possibility that Stage 2 load-shedding may be escalated to Stage 3 for the evening peak.
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