- 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