- Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to a loss of ten generating units at seven power stations during the past 24 hours, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented starting at 17:00 this evening until 22:00 on Tuesday night.
Failure of three generation units at Tutuka was due to loss of air compressors, a unit at Majuba was forced shutdown while another unit tripped. A generation unit at Kriel was taken down for a boiler tube leak. A unit was forced down due to a steam leak at a unit at Matla power station, while trips at a unit each at Medupi, Kusile and the Duvha power stations are being investigated.
This represents a total loss of 6 044MW over this 24 hour period, bringing the total unplanned capacity lost to 16 118MW. Planned maintenance is 4 171MW.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal