Eskom: Loadshedding to Continue Until Thursday

  • Stage 2 loadshedding will be extended throughout the week starting  until 05:00 on Thursday morning – 14th October 2021. 

During this time Eskom will be working hard to return a number of generating units to service and we urge the public to continue using electricity sparingly. Total breakdowns amount to 14 760MW while planned maintenance is 5 277MW of capacity.

Whilst still recovering four units at Tutuka, which had experienced conveyor belt failures, the fleet suffered a cluster of boiler tube leaks within a short period of time.

Emergency reserves have been further depleted today due to breakdowns of a generating unit each at Kusile, Komati and Hendrina power stations. The return of a generating unit at Majuba Power Station today provided some relief, however, this was insufficient to curb the extensive use of emergency reserves.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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