SA Energy Crisis Update: Pattern of Stage 3 and 4 Repeated Until Further Notice

  • Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Tuesday morning.
  • Thereafter, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 until 16:00.
  • Stage 4 will then be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00 on Wednesday morning.
  • This pattern of Stage 3 and 4 will be repeated until further notice.

Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Camden, Duvha, Majuba and two units at Kriel Power Station suffered breakdowns and were taken offline for repairs. The return to service of a generating unit each at Hendrina, Medupi and Tutuka power stations was delayed. In addition, the repairs to the damaged towers from Cahora Bassa is taking longer than anticipated.

A generating unit each at Duvha and Kriel power stations were returned to service during this period.

Breakdowns currently amount to 17 340MW of generating capacity while 5 654MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.

Source: Eskom 

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