South Africa energy crisis update: stage 2 blackouts until further notice

  • Due to the loss of two generating units over the past 24 hours and the increase of planned maintenance as part of Eskom’s plan to improve its generation fleet reliability, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Monday until further notice. 
  • Eskom will closely monitor the power system and provide an update should any significant changes occur.

Unplanned outages account for 14 641MW of generating capacity, while the capacity out of service for planned maintenance increased to 7 850MW.

Eskom Power Station General Managers and their teams are working diligently to ensure that additional generating capacity is recovered by bringing units on unplanned outages and planned maintenance back to service as soon as possible. A total of 3 830MW of generating capacity is anticipated to return to service by Wednesday.

Source: Eskom

Leave A Reply

About Author

Green Building Africa promotes the need for net carbon zero buildings and cities in Africa. We are fiercely independent and encourage outlying thinkers to contribute to the #netcarbonzero movement. Climate change is upon us and now is the time to react in a more diverse and broader approach to sustainability in the built environment. We challenge architects, property developers, urban planners, renewable energy professionals and green building specialists. We also challenge the funding houses and regulators and the role they play in facilitating investment into green projects. Lastly, we explore and investigate new technology and real-time data to speed up the journey in realising a net carbon zero environment for our children.

Copyright Green Building Africa 2024.