Stage 2 Loadshedding Hits South Africa as Cold Spell Grips Country

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  • South Africa’s state owned energy utility, Eskom, has announced that that due to shortage of generation capacity, coupled with the severely cold weather in parts of the country, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until 21:00 tonight.
  • A generation unit each at Tutuka and Medupi Power Stations were forced offline this afternoon, increasing the capacity constraints on the power system.
  • Further, a unit each at Medupi and Tutuka, that were expected to return to service this afternoon have now been delayed, further contributing to the shortages.
  • Breakdowns currently total 14 137MW while planned maintenance is 2 924MW of capacity.
  • The utility did not specify whether loadshedding would continue into the weekend.

Source: Eskom

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