Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding after Kusile and Kendal Power Station tripped.
As a result, Tutuka, Duvha, Lethabo and Grootvlei have taken strain to supply the demand. “Since the weekend, Eskom has utilised significant amounts of emergency generating reserves. The emergency generating reserves need to be replenished. Eskom will use this period of load-shedding to replenish the emergency generation reserves,” read the statement.
Total breakdowns amount to 14 994MW while planned maintenance is 4 435MW of capacity reliability maintenance continues. Eskom expects three generating units to return to service by this afternoon.
Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help limit the impact of load-shedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off non-essential items.
Following further breakdowns during the night, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented starting at 11:00 on Wednesday until 05:00 on Monday pic.twitter.com/BM6PLebuQs
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 2, 2022