Eskom has announced that the power system is severely constrained this afternoon.
This is a result of a delay for the service of five generation units while a further two have either been shut down or tripped.
The return to service of two generation units at the Tutuka power station has been delayed, as well as a unit each at Duvha, Matimba and Kusile power stations. An additional unit at Tutuka tripped this afternoon while Kusile’s Unit 1 has been shut down. Eskom teams are hard at work to return these units to service.
These breakdowns have added to the approximately 5 500MW of capacity out on planned maintenance while unplanned maintenance has risen to almost 11 000MW. The constrained system may persist for the rest of the week.
Author: GBA News Desk