- South Africa’s power utility will implement stage 2 load-shedding through to Sunday night.
- Two generation units at the Kusile Power Station tripped due to the failure of the main coal feed conveyor belts supplying coal to the units.
- In addition, a unit each at the Kriel and Duvha tripped due to unforeseen breakdowns.
Eskom presently has four generation units whose return to service from planned maintenance has been delayed. In addition, the utility has 5 358MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 748MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance, breakdowns and the outage delays mentioned above. Eskom personnel are working tirelessly to return as much of this capacity to service as soon as possible.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal