South Africa Energy Crisis: Blackouts Elevated to Stage 5 Until Further Notice

  • Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented continuously from 05:00 on Wednesday 2nd February until further notice.

In the last 24 hours, six generating units have suffered breakdowns, of which a unit each at Duvha and Hendrina have not yet returned to service. In addition, a generating unit each at Matla and Arnot had been returned to service. There is a delay in returning a generating unit each at Duvha, Kendal, Grootvlei, and Kriel power stations.

Planned maintenance is 4 654MW while breakdowns currently amount to 18 123MW of generating capacity.

Source: Eskom

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