South Africa: stage 3 blackouts leading into the week

  • Stage 3 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Sunday.
  • Thereafter, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until 05:00 on Monday.
  • Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Monday. 

Breakdowns are currently at 16 547MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 4 507MW. Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit at Arnot and two generating units at Matla power stations were returned to service. In the same period, a generating unit at Camden, Duvha, Kendal, Kriel and Majuba power stations was taken offline for repairs.

The delay in returning to service a generating unit at Kendal and two generating units at Tutuka power stations is contributing to the current capacity constraints.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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