Eskom reports further improvement on the available generation capacity

  • South Africa’ state owned energy utility, Eskom, reports further improvement on the available generation capacity.
  • Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented over the evening peak periods from 16:00 today until midnight.
  • Loadshedding will be suspended from midnight until 16:00 tomorrow.
  • This pattern where loadshedding is suspended from midnight until 16:00 and Stage 3 loadshedding is implemented from 16:00 until midnight will be repeated daily until further notice. 

Breakdowns are currently at 16 056MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 2 407MW.

Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Kriel and Majuba power stations were returned to service.

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In the same period, a generation unit each at Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Lethabo and Matla power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns. The further delays in returning to service a generating unit at Arnot, Camden and Hendrina power stations are contributing to the current capacity constraints. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return these generating units to service over the next few days.

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