South Africa energy crisis update: breakdowns increase – stage 1 to 3 blackouts to start the week

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  • Stage 1 loadshedding (blackouts) will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday.
  • Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until 05:00 on Tuesday.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 and Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00. 

Breakdowns have increased to 15 777MW of generating capacity while 6 122MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.

Over the past 24 hours three generation units were returned to service at Duvha, Kendal and Kriel power stations.

In the same period, a generating unit at Kendal, Kriel and Majuba power stations were taken offline for repairs. The delays in returning units to service at Duvha, Hendrina, Kriel, Majuba, Medupi and Tutuka power stations continue.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Eskom 



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