Eskom announced on Tuesday that Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented at 17:00 this afternoon until 23:00 Friday night ,as the generation capacity is severely constrained.
Power Utility said there is a probability that load-shedding may be implemented at short notice should any further breakdowns occur before then.
“Continued poor performance at the Kusile, Duvha and Tutuka Power Stations, as well as delays in returning some other units to service and breakdowns over the last week, have caused the need to implement this load-shedding.”
Eskom added that they currently have 6 212MW on planned maintenance, while another 11 217MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns and delays. “This has led to our inability to supply the increasing demand.” Read a statement released on Wednesday.
Eskom requests the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system remains vulnerable and unpredictable.