South Africa Moves From Stage 2 to Stage 4 Load-Shedding

  • The loss of two additional this morning has triggered stage 4 load-shedding from Stage 2 which was implemented last week. Read more
  • Read more Stage four means that 4000MW is taken from the grid and 25% of grid users will have no power at any given time. 
  • Customers will be disconnected 2-4 hours at a time or longer totalling 24 hours over days. 
  • Stage four is scheduled to last until 5am on Friday 22nd April 2022.

A generation unit each at the Tutuka and Majuba power stations tripped this morning, adding to the failures of a unit each that had tripped at Tutuka, Camden, Matla and two units at Majuba yesterday. Eskom has announced that it will continue to adjust the stage of load-shedding depending on the level of breakdowns.

Since Monday a unit each at Hendrina, Medupi, Tutuka, Arnot and two at Camden power stations have been returned to service.

Eskom currently has 5124MW on planned maintenance, while another 16519MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned breakdowns. Eskom’s total generation capacity is 44000MW.

The levels of load-shedding explained: 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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