Eskom reports breakdowns of eight generating units in one night

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  • South Africa’s state owned energy utility, Eskom, reports that due to the breakdowns of eight generating units on Tuesday evening, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Thursday.
  • Thereafter, varying stages of loadshedding will be implemented until Saturday evening.

Breakdowns have increased to 19 127MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 2 313MW.

Since Tuesday evening, two generating units at Grootvlei Power Station were returned to service.

The delay in returning to service a generating unit each at Kendal, Kriel, Matla, and two generating units at Tutuka power stations is contributing to the current capacity constraints.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Eskom


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